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Press Release NORC at the University of Chicago Senior Vice President Kennon Copeland Appointed an American Statistical Association Fellow More
Posted: 4.16.2015 12:36PM
News The Washington Post: NLSY data gives insight in how and where young people attend college More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:25AM
News TIME: Measuring childhood health with NLSY data More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:21AM
News FiveThirtyEight: GSS questions on social issues may show how people align themselves politically More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:16AM
Event NORC at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2015 Annual Meeting Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (Registration and Exhibit Hall), Thursday, April 16, 2015 More
Posted: 4.15.2015 9:54AM
Published Research "Perceived Social Isolation, Evolutionary Fitness and Health Outcomes: A Lifespan Approach.", Hawkley, L.C. and Capitanio, J.P., 2015 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.14.2015 9:50AM
Published Research "Sleep Disturbance and Longitudinal Risk of Inflammation: Moderating Influences of Social Integration and Social Isolation in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.", Cho, H.J., Seeman, T.E., Kiefe, C.I., Lauderdale, D.S. and Irwin, M.R., 2015 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.9.2015 11:08AM
Published Research "Initiation of Treatment for Incident Diabetes: Evidence from the Electronic Health Records in an Ambulatory Care Setting.", Chung, S., Zhao, B., Lauderdale, D., Linde, R., Stafford R. and Palaniappan, L., 2015 More
Posted: 4.9.2015 11:05AM

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Press Release NORC at the University of Chicago Senior Vice President Kennon Copeland Appointed an American Statistical Association Fellow More
Posted: 4.16.2015 12:36PM
News The Washington Post: NLSY data gives insight in how and where young people attend college More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:25AM
News TIME: Measuring childhood health with NLSY data More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:21AM
News FiveThirtyEight: GSS questions on social issues may show how people align themselves politically More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:16AM
Press Release Former New York Times Polling Editor Marjorie Connelly Joins Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research as Senior Fellow More
Posted: 4.8.2015 8:56AM
News Star Tribune: NORC evaluated the Minnesota Reading Corps, and looked at how young children learn to read More
Posted: 4.2.2015 12:23PM
News The Washington Post: The Impact and Process Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps Program gives insight into how young readers may benefit from volunteers More
Posted: 3.30.2015 3:38PM
News The Washington Post: Americans' low confidence in government institutions according to recent GSS data and findings More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:09PM

Events

NORC at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2015 Annual Meeting, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (Registration and Exhibit Hall), Thursday, April 16, 2015 More
Posted: 4.15.2015 9:54AM

Publications

"Perceived Social Isolation, Evolutionary Fitness and Health Outcomes: A Lifespan Approach.", Hawkley, L.C. and Capitanio, J.P., 2015 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.14.2015 9:50AM
"Sleep Disturbance and Longitudinal Risk of Inflammation: Moderating Influences of Social Integration and Social Isolation in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.", Cho, H.J., Seeman, T.E., Kiefe, C.I., Lauderdale, D.S. and Irwin, M.R., 2015 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 4.9.2015 11:08AM
"Initiation of Treatment for Incident Diabetes: Evidence from the Electronic Health Records in an Ambulatory Care Setting.", Chung, S., Zhao, B., Lauderdale, D., Linde, R., Stafford R. and Palaniappan, L., 2015 More
Posted: 4.9.2015 11:05AM
"Trends in Gun Ownership in the United States, 1972-2014.", Smith, T.W. and Son, J., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.8.2015 10:01AM
"Trends in National Spending Priorities, 1973-2014.", Smith, T.W., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.8.2015 10:00AM
"Outcome Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program.", Markovitz, C.E., Hernandez, M.W., Hedberg, E.C. and Silberglitt, B., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.7.2015 10:01AM
"Process Assessment of the Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program.", Hafford, C., Markovitz, C.E., Hernandez, M.W., Diaconis, A., Estrera, E. and Muyskens, P., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.7.2015 9:58AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Abigail Rosenbaum: Changing Spending Patterns Should Drive Retail Real Estate Strategy More
Posted: 4.6.2015 11:36AM

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Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
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Research Analyst for Health Care Research in Bethesda More
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NORC at 2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Join NORC experts at the 2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 16-20 in Chicago, IL. Visit NORC booth #227 in the exhibit hall to learn about our education research, policy analysis, and evaluation activities. Find out more here.

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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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International Development 1/14

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

Poverty 2/14

​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

Sustainability 3/14

​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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Economics 4/14

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

Security 5/14

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

Energy 6/14

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

Special Populations 7/14

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

Health 8/14

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

Education 9/14

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 10/14

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

Human Development 11/14

​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

Children and Youth 12/14

​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

Substance Use 13/14

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

Environment 14/14

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