As the new year begins, we reflect on the efforts of our Professional Services Division to further AIR’s mission of conducting and applying the best behavioral and social science research, evaluation, and technical assistance towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged. Here are just a few highlights of this work across 2018.
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6 Sep 2018
While international literacy rates have improved over past decades, challenges remain. AIR literacy experts are currently researching, evaluating, and implementing strategies to improve literacy rates across the country and around the world. As a part of the 2018 International Literacy Day conversation, we collected quotes from our experts and facts on international literacy.
12 Sep 2017
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center, produces consumer-oriented fact sheets on topics related to spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury. The fact sheets are developed in collaboration with the SCI, TBI, and Burn Model Systems programs. These resources undergo expert and consumer reviews to ensure they are updated, evidence-based, and consumer-friendly.
7 Dec 2015
The annual Indicators of School Crime and Safety report, co-written by AIR, shares the most current data on crime and safety at schools. See a rundown of the latest numbers on bullying.
10 Aug 2015
While a bachelor’s degree remains a good investment for most students, not all have the time, money, or inclination to complete the degree. Depending on subject studied and location, those with associate’s degrees or certificates often out-earn those holding a bachelor’s. Here are the fast facts.
8 Jun 2015
Many young Americans enroll in college - but completion rates are not high. In this AIR Index, Harry J. Holzer examines the research to highlight completion rates by race, gender, quartile and income for students enrolling in 2- and 4-year programs.
13 Apr 2015
A range of policies serving America’s older citizens uses 65 as the cutoff age, but that number no longer means what it once did. This index highlights key facts from our issue brief, Is 65 the Best Cutoff for Defining “Older Americans”?, written by experts with AIR’s Center on Aging .
8 Apr 2015
New research indicates it is an effective way to gather informed public views on complex health policy and to help guide policy decisions. This fact sheet provides an overview of public deliberation—convening a diverse group of citizens to consider an ethical or values-based dilemma and weigh alternative views—and what evidence says about its effectiveness.
21 Jan 2015
Does educational attainment lead to the same degree of success for workers with disabilities and their peers? Here are some facts about the earnings gap that exists at all education levels and widens as the both groups climb the educational ladder.