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News The Washington Post: The NLSY provides data on married and single-parent households More
Posted: 9.19.2014 1:57PM
News TIME: The NLSY studied kids in different income groups More
Posted: 9.19.2014 1:52PM
News The New York Times: The National Congregations Study gives insight into religious leaders and their attitudes More
Posted: 9.19.2014 1:20PM
Published Research "Health Benefits in 2014: Stability in Premiums and Coverage for Employer-Sponsored Plans.", Claxton, G., Rae, M., Panchal, N., Whitmore, H.W., Damico, A., Kenward, K., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 9.19.2014 9:43AM
Published Research "Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates of Preventable Hospital Admissions.", Casalino, L.P., Pesko, M.F., Ryan, A.M., Mendelsohn, J.L., Copeland, K.R., Ramsay. P.P., Sun, X., Rittenhouse, D.R. and Shortell, S.M., 2014 More
Posted: 9.19.2014 9:39AM
News The New York Times: NORC's Impact and Process Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) Program sheds light on how young people learn to read More
Posted: 9.18.2014 2:14PM
SPARKS Wine, Women, and Song—the Loss of Random Variation in Everyday Life More
Posted: 9.17.2014 10:55AM
Published Research "Hard-to-Survey Populations.", Tourangeau, R., Edwards, B., Johnson, T.P., Wolter, K.M. and Bates, N. (eds)., 2014 More
Posted: 9.17.2014 9:28AM

News

News The Washington Post: The NLSY provides data on married and single-parent households More
Posted: 9.19.2014 1:57PM
News TIME: The NLSY studied kids in different income groups More
Posted: 9.19.2014 1:52PM
News The New York Times: The National Congregations Study gives insight into religious leaders and their attitudes More
Posted: 9.19.2014 1:20PM
News The New York Times: NORC's Impact and Process Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) Program sheds light on how young people learn to read More
Posted: 9.18.2014 2:14PM
News VOX: The GSS shares figures around gun ownership in the U.S. More
Posted: 9.12.2014 4:58PM
News New York Magazine: How the GSS measures trust in America More
Posted: 9.12.2014 4:48PM
News The New York Times: NLSY data shows how women still make 96 cents to every man's dollar in some instances More
Posted: 9.11.2014 2:26PM
News The Associated Press: NORC Journalism Fellow Emily C. Dooley discusses Hurricane Sandy and issues the East Coast still face More
Posted: 9.11.2014 2:11PM

Events

Using Incentives and Accountability to Improve Early Grade Reading Programs, a Global Reading Network Webinar, Online, Thursday, September 18, 2014 More
Posted: 9.16.2014 12:45PM

All News

SPARKS Wine, Women, and Song—the Loss of Random Variation in Everyday Life More
Posted: 9.17.2014 10:55AM
SPARKS Supersize Me: Big Data and Survey Research More
Posted: 9.11.2014 1:33PM
SPARKS How to Use Methods 101 to Read Online Reviews or Steadying the Hand of the Drunk Man More
Posted: 9.9.2014 3:39PM
SPARKS Social Media, Surveys, and Public Policy: How Much Do We “Like” All These New Data Sources? More
Posted: 9.4.2014 10:00AM
SPARKS Old Person, New Data More
Posted: 9.3.2014 9:55AM

Publications

"Health Benefits in 2014: Stability in Premiums and Coverage for Employer-Sponsored Plans." Claxton, G., Rae, M., Panchal, N., Whitmore, H.W., Damico, A., Kenward, K., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 9.19.2014 9:43AM
"Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates of Preventable Hospital Admissions." Casalino, L.P., Pesko, M.F., Ryan, A.M., Mendelsohn, J.L., Copeland, K.R., Ramsay. P.P., Sun, X., Rittenhouse, D.R. and Shortell, S.M., 2014 More
Posted: 9.19.2014 9:39AM
"Hard-to-Survey Populations." Tourangeau, R., Edwards, B., Johnson, T.P., Wolter, K.M. and Bates, N. (eds)., 2014 More
Posted: 9.17.2014 9:28AM
"Hard-to-Survey Populations in Comparative Perspective." Smith, T.W., 2014 More
Posted: 9.17.2014 9:27AM
"Use of Paid Media to Encourage 2010 Census Participation among the Hard to Count." Evans, W.D., Datta, A.R. and Yan, T., 2014 More
Posted: 9.17.2014 9:25AM
"New Evidence about Language and Cognitive Development Based on a Longitudinal Study: Hypotheses for Intervention." Goldin-Meadow, S., Levine, S.C., Hedges, L.V., Huttenlocher, J., Raudenbush, S.W. and Small, S.L., 2014 More
Posted: 9.15.2014 11:21AM
"A Complementarity Approach to Solving Computable General Equilibrium Models." Choi, S-C.T., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 9.11.2014 9:21AM
"Analysis of Opportunity to Learn for Students with Disabilities: Effects of Standards-Aligned Instruction." Blank, R.K. and Smithson, J.L., 2014 More
Posted: 9.8.2014 9:18AM

Job Postings

Data Technology Developer More
Posted: 6.12.2014 11:28AM
SharePoint Developer More
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Manager, Web Surveys More
Posted: 6.12.2014 11:26AM
Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:13PM
Communications Specialist – Website Design and Promotion More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:12PM
Research Analyst for Health Care Research in Bethesda More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:10PM
Survey Specialist More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM
Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM

The 2015 AP-NORC Center Journalism Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with The Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is proud to offer a 10-month fellowship for a journalist who will produce high-impact, data-driven journalism focused on the economics of Americans working longer. Learn more.

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Our Research

NORC multidisciplinary project teams include members with expertise and experience in these and other research topics:

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Health 1/14

Drawing on 70 years of healthcare, public health and mental health research, NORC has developed effective, innovative ways to conduct research in this rapidly changing, technology-intensive field. Our interdisciplinary team provides data and analysis to help find solutions to tough issues such as healthcare cost, access, and quality. Read more

Human Development 2/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Human Development.​​​​ Read more

Environment 3/14

Reconciling our standard of living and booming demand for growth with the scarcity of resources and pollution emissions is one of the most difficult and urgent challenges of our time. NORC’s dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies brings together experts in energy, public health, security, and environment to address a broad spectrum of issues with implications for national security, the economy, and public health. Read more

Energy 4/14

Energy policy and issues require solutions that cannot be determined without careful research and analysis. NORC's approach to energy is innovative, multi-faceted, and interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersections of policy questions in the security, energy, and environmental spheres to provide data and analysis to support informed decision making. Read more

International Development 5/14

Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Australia.  NORC’s international team works on projects that span the globe, providing technical assistance, fielding surveys, and helping to evaluate whether development and assistance programs have a positive, long-term impact and serve aid recipients efficiently and effectively. Read more

Special Populations 6/14

The complex challenges of studying special populations—minorities, veterans, children, the disabled, prisoners, the elderly—requires cultural competency and advanced research methodologies. NORC’s expertise helps evaluate the programs aimed at improving the circumstances of these groups. Read more

Sustainability 7/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Sustainability.
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Education 8/14

From the first GI bill to the No Child Left Behind law, NORC has played a critical role in educational research and understanding what nurtures academic achievement. Collaborative relationships and data collection expertise build knowledge about students ranging from pre-schoolers to doctoral program graduates. Read more

Criminal Justice 9/14

It’s one of society’s most costly institutions, but are efforts to reform the justice system effective, cost efficient, and improving our safety?  NORC’s interdisciplinary expertise illuminates multiple perspectives within the legal and justice systems on the impact of reform efforts and diverse topics such as victimization in middle school dating, prison violence, drug markets, and resources for prosecutors and law enforcement.  Read more

Children and Youth 10/14

​When, and why, do things go wrong for the most vulnerable young people? NORC’s comprehensive expertise and multi-disciplinary approach is helping to find the answers that enable children and youth reach their full potential. Read more

Security 11/14

Security has traditionally been viewed through the lens of national defense, but world events over the last decade have expanded the public perception of security to include issues of community resiliency that go beyond physical defense and are intertwined with issues of energy and environment.  NORC brings together energy, security and environmental expertise to enrich work on complex, vital security projects. Read more

Poverty 12/14

​When public housing was demolished in major cities, what happened to the families who lived there? How is poverty tied to race, gender, and even neighborhood or family culture? NORC’s expertise in poverty research sheds light on the individual and systemic issues linked to poverty. Read more

Economics 13/14

The fallout of recent financial crises may be with us long after the global economy starts to recover. NORC helps organizations respond with some of the most frequently cited and richest sources of data: the General Social Science Survey, the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, and the Survey of Consumer Finances. Read more

Substance Use 14/14

Substance use remains a stubborn problem, exacting enormous health and productivity costs, threatening family and community stability, and adding to an overburdened criminal justice system. NORC brings exceptional sensitivity and objectivity to the unique challenges of substance use research to provide insight and support effective decision making for substance use issues and programs.   Read more