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Published Research "Long-Term Care in America: Expectations and Preferences for Care and Caregiving.", Benz, J.K., Titus, J.A., Malato, D., Cancino, A. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.23.2016 4:09PM
Job Posting Senior Data Scientist / Data Enclave More
Posted: 5.20.2016 11:59AM
Published Research "Working Longer: The Disappearing Divide between Work Life and Retirement.", Benz, J.K., Reimer, R.L., Alvarez, E., Allington, A. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.19.2016 11:56AM
Published Research "The Merits of Adopting a 0.05 Administrative Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit for Driving.", Fell, J.C., 2016 More
Posted: 5.17.2016 10:56AM
Published Research "Wrist Accelerometry in the Health, Functional, and Social Assessment of Older Adults.", Huisingh-Scheetz, M., Kocherginsky, M., Dugas, L., Payne, C., Dale, W., Conroy, D.E. and Waite L.J., 2016 More
Posted: 5.17.2016 10:51AM
Press Release Redefining Health and Well-being in America’s Aging Population More
Posted: 5.16.2016 2:01PM
Event How would we measure public opinion if we didn’t have public opinion polls? (And would we be better or worse off?) Tait Building, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 More
Posted: 5.16.2016 11:53AM
Press Release Loneliness in midlife - the risk of becoming lonely is not limited to old age More
Posted: 5.13.2016 11:54AM

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Press Release Redefining Health and Well-being in America’s Aging Population More
Posted: 5.16.2016 2:01PM
Press Release Loneliness in midlife - the risk of becoming lonely is not limited to old age More
Posted: 5.13.2016 11:54AM
Press Release New Commonwealth Fund Report: Consumer Cost-Sharing in Affordable Care Act Marketplace Plans Increased Modestly From 2015 to 2016 More
Posted: 5.12.2016 4:13PM
Press Release Team from NORC Takes Top Health Analytics Prize at Health Datapalooza More
Posted: 5.10.2016 4:46PM
Press Release NRHA announces 2016 Rural Health Award recipients More
Posted: 5.2.2016 1:58PM
Press Release Age of Learning Offers Comprehensive Kindergarten Readiness Resources to Families and Educators More
Posted: 4.21.2016 8:54AM
Press Release New Preparedness Research on 8th Grade NAEP Reading and Mathematics Released More
Posted: 4.14.2016 8:16AM
Press Release New Research Reveals Nine Laws Particularly Effective in Reducing Underage Drinking Fatalities More
Posted: 3.29.2016 4:35PM

Events

How would we measure public opinion if we didn’t have public opinion polls? (And would we be better or worse off?), Tait Building, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 More
Posted: 5.16.2016 11:53AM
Using Case Studies for Integrating SBIRT into Curriculum, Online, Wednesday, May 04, 2016 More
Posted: 5.4.2016 10:39AM
Reshaping the Research Landscape: Public Opinion and Data Science, The Hilton Austin, Thursday, May 12, 2016 More
Posted: 5.4.2016 9:47AM
7th Health Datapalooza 2016, , Sunday, May 08, 2016 More
Posted: 4.29.2016 2:56PM

Publications

"Long-Term Care in America: Expectations and Preferences for Care and Caregiving.", Benz, J.K., Titus, J.A., Malato, D., Cancino, A. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.23.2016 4:09PM
"Working Longer: The Disappearing Divide between Work Life and Retirement.", Benz, J.K., Reimer, R.L., Alvarez, E., Allington, A. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.19.2016 11:56AM
"The Merits of Adopting a 0.05 Administrative Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit for Driving.", Fell, J.C., 2016 More
Posted: 5.17.2016 10:56AM
"Wrist Accelerometry in the Health, Functional, and Social Assessment of Older Adults.", Huisingh-Scheetz, M., Kocherginsky, M., Dugas, L., Payne, C., Dale, W., Conroy, D.E. and Waite L.J., 2016 More
Posted: 5.17.2016 10:51AM
"Age Differences in Loneliness from Late Adolescence to Oldest Old Age.", Luhmann, M. and Hawkley, L.C., 2016 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 5.12.2016 9:56AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog David Rein: Hepatitis C is Killing Americans in Record Numbers while Patients Cannot Access Life Saving Medicine More
Posted: 5.10.2016 3:15PM
"A New Understanding: What Makes People Trust and Rely on News.", Benz, J.K., Sterrett, D., Rosenstiel, T., Sonderman, J., Loker, K. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.2.2016 11:43AM
"Rude Behavior in Everyday Life and on the Campaign Trail.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Tompson, T.N. and Benz, J.K., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.2.2016 11:41AM

Job Postings

Senior Data Scientist / Data Enclave More
Posted: 5.20.2016 11:59AM
Associate Director - Statistics and Methodology More
Posted: 5.11.2016 11:13AM
Data Scientist More
Posted: 5.2.2016 5:18PM
Senior Health Communications Researcher More
Posted: 3.7.2016 5:29PM

NORC's NSHAP Helps Redefine Health and Aging in America

The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health is a major longitudinal survey of a representative sample of 3,000 people aged 57 to 85 done by the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. The study recently yielded comprehensive new data about the experience of aging in America. Read the full release here.

Apply Now for the 2016-2017 AP-NORC Center Journalism Fellowship Program

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research's fellowship program, in partnership with The Associated Press Media Editors (APME), is designed to address the need for more journalists with the skills required to do research-based enterprise reporting. The 2016-2017 Journalism Fellow will focus on the economics of Americans working longer. To learn more, see the work of past fellows, and apply, click here.

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

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Energy 1/14

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 2/14

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

Substance Use 3/14

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

Security 4/14

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

Children and Youth 5/14

​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

Criminal Justice 6/14

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

Health 7/14

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

Economics 8/14

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

Environment 9/14

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

Human Development 10/14

​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

Education 11/14

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

Sustainability 12/14

​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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International Development 13/14

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 14/14

​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