Affordable Care Act repeal threatens access to preventive care

John Cawley, co-director of Cornell University’s Institute on Health Economics and an expert on the economics of risky health behaviors, studied the impact of the Affordable Care Act on preventive care and found that one of the more controversial features of the law – state-level expansions of Medicaid – improved preventive care among low-income Americans, […]

Despite his past, Carson may become America’s ‘dismantler-in-chief’

Noliwe Rooks, associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies studies race-based inequality, economics and education. Rooks comments on President-elect Trump’s pick for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Biography: http://africana.cornell.edu/noliwe-rooks   Rooks says: “Ben Carson grew up in public housing, arguably his only qualification for his new cabinet post. Should he decide […]

Cornell expert says study on disadvantaged boys challenges the U.S. to pay attention to suffering children

Travis Gosa, is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Cornell University, an is affiliated with the Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality. Gosa says that the study, “Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes” that shows boys from disadvantaged backgrounds suffer more than girls from the same […]