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Does reducing stigma increase the take-up of rental assistance?

Subtle language changes in city communications can decrease stigma surrounding the receipt of rental assistance and increase interest in and application requests for city assistance programs.

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How do firefighter perceptions of their role and of the community they serve evolve during their first year on the job?

We piloted sending pulse surveys to new classes of firefighter recruits over their first year on the job to track changes in their perceptions about their job and about the residents they are called to serve.

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Does behaviorally-informed outreach increase rental property owners’ interest in housing voucher programs?

We are co-designing and experimentally testing new outreach strategies for increasing rental property owners’ engagement with housing voucher programs.

Policy Areas: Housing, Social Safety Net
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What predicts policymakers’ decisions to adopt evidence-based strategies?

Organizational inertia may explain why only about 30% of behavioral interventions tested in field experiments end up being adopted by the city department that tested them.

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What are policymakers’ and academics’ priorities for collaborative research on the Federal workforce?

We hosted four roundtable discussions with academics and practitioners to identify opportunities for collaborative research on the US Federal workforce under the President’s Management Agenda Learning Agenda.

Policy Areas: Employee Experience
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How does team racial composition shape the careers of people of color?

We used good-as-random assignment to examine how the racial composition of one’s team affects retention and promotion for employees of color at a large company.

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