Introduction to “Consider the Evidence”

I’m a social scientist who studies causes and consequences of poverty, inequality, employment, mobility, economic growth, and social policy. I focus mainly on the United States and other affluent countries.

I’m planning (hoping) to post semi-regular comments here. Most will consist of my attempt to see how available evidence helps — or fails to help — answer interesting questions about political, economic, and social issues. Many will be related to policy debates. A few will be just for fun.