The Philadelphia research initiative produces in-depth, data-driven reports on some of the major issues facing Philadelphia for the benefit of decision makers, news media and the public at large. In addition, the Initiative produces shorter briefing papers that illuminate front-and-center issues in a timely fashion. When possible, reports describe the conditions and policy approaches in comparable cities. Reports always strive to include viewpoints of key stakeholders and never promote a predetermined policy agenda.
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New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) present a troubling picture of Philadelphians and their smoking, lack of exercise, obesity, binge drinking, and inadequate sleep. Among adult residents of the nation’s 30 largest cities, Philadelphians rank in the bottom 10 on all five unhealthy behaviors, which are considered risk factors for chronic diseases and lower... Read More
With the school year soon coming to a close, many teenagers will be looking for summer jobs. But if the recent past is any indication, they may have a hard time finding one. Read More