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Bangladesh experiments with a new approach to poverty alleviation

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - The Economist

The Economist covers J-PAL affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak's research on paying poor rural families to send seasonal workers to the city.

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‘Stay the Course’ proves it takes more than money

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - Star Telegram

J-PAL affiliates found that providing a case management system for low-income students made them 31 percent more likely to earn an associate's degree.

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Text-based tips may help parents and preschoolers learn

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Hechinger Report

J-PAL affiliate Peter Bergman found that informing parents through texting of their child’s absences and grades could cut course failures for middle and high school students by nearly 40 percent.

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NYC Touts Success of Court-Appearance Reminder Texts

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Courthouse News

Texting people reminders about upcoming court dates has cut the failure to appear rate by 26 percent, finds an evaluation funded in part by J-PAL North America.

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How less than $20 can ensure food security in Bangladesh

Friday, January 19, 2018 - Dhaka Tribune

Research by affiliate Mushfiq Mobarak found that No Lean Season, a program that disburses interest-free loans to rural families in Bangladesh so their major earner can migrate to areas with regular...

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January 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - J-PAL

In the first newsletter of 2018, J-PAL South Asia looks back on ten years of research and policy as the organization at large looks forward to a new executive director and affiliated professors.

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Worldwide change takes global effort

Friday, January 5, 2018 - MIT News

Learners from the MITx Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters, co-designed by J-PAL, will be able to earn master's credits at the American University in Cairo.

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How Governments Can Move People to Jobs

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - Bloomberg

Bloomberg discusses research on increasing mobility, citing studies by J-PAL affiliates on the Moving to Opportunity program in the United States and a program facilitating seasonal migration in...