In the News
November 7, 2019 | National Academy of Medicine | David Savitz
PSTC Associate David Savitz receives prestigious honor.
October 11, 2019 | The Boston Globe | John Friedman
"The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility," a study coauthored by Economist John Friedman.
Why are boys failing at school? What can be done about it? And, can experts agree on root causes? Jayanti Owens provides commentary based on her education and gender research.
September 30, 2019 | Washington Examiner | Jesse Shapiro
Jesse Shapiro provides insight on political polarization.
August 15, 2019 | PBS News Hour | Emily Oster
Partly filmed at the PSTC, Economist Emily Oster reveals key data points that challenge conventional parenting wisdom.
August 12, 2019 | Scientific American | Matthew Kraft
Research shows conflicting data on the impact of the intervention, but a major new study confirms it can work. PSTC Educational Economist Matthew Kraft provided commentary for this article.
August 8, 2019 | Idaho Press | Stephen McGarvey
Idaho Press article references the work of PSTC Anthropologist and Epidemiologist Stephen McGarvey, who studies obesity in the South Pacific.
August 7, 2019 | Education Dive | Matthew Kraft
A study led by Associate Professor Matthew Kraft, which found text messages sent to parents of elementary school children helped encourage children to take part in literacy activities during the summer months, was featured.
July 31, 2019 | The Conversation | Michael White
Current research led by PSTC Sociologist Michael White is referenced for its work advancing the understanding of how migration and urbanization impact population health in South Africa.
July 25, 2019 | The Epoch Times | Emily Oster
Economist Emily Oster addresses the practicalities and logistics of parenting and working.