Policy analysis generally considers how individuals respond to incentives, such as prices. However, since individuals are influenced by society and social norms—rules of conduct among the people they interact with—public policies can be designed to encourage change at the group level as well as at the individual level. Brookings experts explore such policy approaches.
Do we need to pay parents to raise children?
April 16, 2015, Isabel V. Sawhill and Emily Cuddy
Isabel Sawhill and Emily Cuddy ask to what extent society should subsidize, in forms such as tax benefits and social programs, the raising of children.
Opportunity and Well-being
Children and Families
February 2015, Richard V. Reeves and Joanna Venator
February 26, 2015
February 4, 2015, Danesh Jayatilaka and Kopalapillai Amirthalingam
January 23, 2015, Isabel V. Sawhill and Joanna Venator
How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America
2014, William H. Frey
October 22, 2014, Lawrence Mead
October 22, 2014, Mike Rose
October 22, 2014, David Brooks
October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014, Richard V. Reeves
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