Reports

First Things First: Identifying Best Practices to Improve Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes

Retrospective studies have been largely reassuring that fathers play a vital role in the family unit structure.

Barack Obama The First Black President

Though few of us had ever predicted it would happen in our lifetimes, the United states now has an African American President---the son of a black Kenyan and a white Kansan.

Asset Building in Low-Income Communities of Color, Part 1

This report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies presents findings from the first year of an initiative to assess what works to enable low-income communities of color build assets. The executive summary highlights predisposing factors and promising practices in ten states, highly rated in the 2007-2008 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard for asset building among low-income people. The featured states include: Delaware, Hawai'i, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Hispanic-White Disparities

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how child health indicators vary by sociodemographic characteristics. Comparisons are made for the health indicators including low birthweight, health status, unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, lifetime asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation. The findings for Hispanic children and white children are provided in this brief.

Blacks and the 2008 Elections: A Preliminary Analysis

This analysis is a brief review of some available evidence regarding the November 4, 2008 election. In particular, this review focuses on the election of President-elect Barack Obama, the behavior and significance of African American voters in the 2008 elections and the profiles of black candidates for federal office.

 

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Publication date: December 2008

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Black-White Disparities

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how child health indicators vary by sociodemographic characteristics. Comparisons are made for the health indicators including low birthweight, health status, unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, lifetime asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation. The findings for black children and white children are provided in this brief.

2008 National Opinion Poll

The 2008 Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies National Opinion Poll is a national survey of 750 African American adults, conducted between September 16 and October 6, 2008. The survey's questions cover a range of topics including politics of the 2008 election and various issues, including education.

 

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Health Care Proposals of 2008 Democratic and Republican Presidential Nominees: Implications for Improving Access, Affordability and Quality for America's Minorities

This report examines Senator Barack Obama’s and Senator John McCain’s health care proposals in the context of eliminating the nation’s longstanding racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care.

Harrison Testifies on Reducing the Census Undercount

Testimony of Roderick Harrison, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on July 10, 2008, before the Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee, Oversight and Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.

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Where Are We 40 Years After Kerner?

Revisiting scenes of national trauma.

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