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Most Talked About in 2010

Most Highly Cited Papers in 2010

  1. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Look at Organizations that May Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked" by Amy Blackwood and Katie L. Roeger
  2. An analysis of the Roadmap for America's Future Act of 2010, proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): "Guide to Tables for the Roadmap for America's Future Act of 2010" and "Congressman Paul Ryan's Tax Reform" by the Tax Policy Center
  3. "Reforming the Mortgage Interest Deduction" by Eric Toder, Margery Austin Turner, Katherine Lim, and Liza Getsinger


Top 5 Best-Selling Urban Institute Press Books of 2010

  1. Creating a New Teaching Profession by Dan Goldhaber and Jane Hannaway
  2. Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go? by Marguerite Roza
  3. Performance Measurement: Getting Results, Second Edition  by Harry P. Hatry
  4. Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure by Greg Berman and Aubrey Fox
  5. Repairing the U.S. Social Safety Net by Martha R. Burt and Demetra Smith Nightingale

Most-Read Urban Institute Research Published in 2010

  1. Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement 
    Ajay Chaudry, Randolph Capps, Juan Pedroza, Rosa Maria Castaneda, Robert SantosMolly M. Scott
    Examining the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in six locations, providing in-depth details on parent-child separations, economic hardships, and children's well-being.
  2. 5 Myths About Your Taxes
    Rosanne Altshuler, Roberton Williams
    No one likes to pay taxes, but as we get ready to stand in line at the post office on the 15th, it might be useful to dispel some of the most common myths about this springtime ritual. As appeared in the Washington Post.
  3. Childhood Poverty Persistence: Facts and Consequences 
    Caroline Ratcliffe, Signe-Mary McKernan
    37 percent of children live in poverty at some point during their childhoods. Using the PSID, this study finds that 49 percent of children who are poor at birth go on to spend at least half their childhoods living in poverty.
  4. The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering, 2009
    Kennard Wing, Katie L. RoegerThomas H. Pollak
    Highlighting trends in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities, as well as key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering, two vital resources to the nonprofit sector.
  5. Unemployment Statistics on Older Americans 
    Richard W. Johnson, Corina MommaertsJanice Park
    The recession has increased joblessness among older Americans. These graphs and tables report unemployment rates and how they have varied by age, sex, race, and education since 2007.
  6. The Cost of Uncompensated Care with and without Health Reform
    John Holahan, Bowen Garrett
    Estimating the cost of uncompensated care under the health reform bill passed by the Senate and if no health reform is enacted.
  7. Infants of Depressed Mothers Living in Poverty: Opportunities to Identify and Serve
    Tracy Vericker, Jennifer Ehrle MacomberOlivia Golden
    A first-time national look at the characteristics, access to services, and parenting approaches for infants living in poverty whose mothers are depressed.
  8. Next Steps for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    Sheila R. Zedlewski, Olivia Golden

    A roundtable of experts examines the future of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, finding that many key features, including funding, work requirements, and its place within the broader safety net, should be reexamined.
  9. Inclusive Public Housing: Services for the Hard to House
    Brett Theodos, Susan J. Popkin, Elizabeth GuernseyLiza Getsinger

    The innovative Chicago Family Case Management Demonstration provides residents with intensive family case management; this report focuses on one of the major challenges to serving vulnerable families: identifying which clients require the full intensive services.
  10. The State of Society: Measuring Economic Success and Human Well-Being
    Erwin de Leon, Elizabeth T. Boris

    Based on a review of the literature and an analysis of major arguments and rationales for moving beyond GDP as a measure of national well-being, this report identifies 14 categories of national well-being.
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