Research

The ISPS KnowledgeBase is the gateway to all ISPS data, projects, and publications. It is an integrated database which provides a one-stop-shop for ISPS-related research products.

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Yale ISPS KnowledgeBase

Special Projects

ESIThe Economic Security Index (ESI) measures the share of Americans who experience a major drop in their available family income — whether due to a decline in income or a spike in medical spending — and who lack an adequate financial safety net to catch them when they fall. The ESI shows that economic insecurity disproportionately affects the less advantaged, but has risen substantially for all Americans. Read more...

Experimental initiative

Field Experiment

In 2001, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies announced an initiative designed to encourage field experimentation in the social sciences at Yale. The term ‘field experiment’ refers to fully-randomized research designs in which observations found in a naturalistic setting — voters, patients, welfare recipients, community organizations, government entities, and the like — are assigned to treatment and control conditions. Read more..

Areas of Study

The ISPS network of students and faculty produce scholarship on a wide range of issues. Throughout our website, you’ll find various ways of accessing that research – through individual programs and through our KnowledgeBase, for example.

We’ve also organized all of our work thematically into 25 areas of study. In addition to all related articles and project, each area of study will connect you to events and other happenings on relevant issues.