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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration—This report provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years, immigration's impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. ►Read more
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Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more
Fiscal Immigration SC
CrimeTrendsSC
Preventing Bullying Small
Fiscal Immigration LC CrimeTrendsLC Preventing Bullying Large
The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration—This report provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years, immigration's impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. ►Read more
Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more
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Convocation
Enhancing the Teacher Voice in Policy Making Related to Implementation of K-12 Engineering Education

September 30 - October 1, 2016
NAS Building, Room 120
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

This event will initiate a national dialog on how K-12 STEM education—working in classrooms and after-/out-of-school settings—can be more engaged at the level of policy and decision making to improve and expand the reach and quality of K-12 engineering education.

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Summit on Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security

October 4-5, 2016
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

decadal flag imageThis summit will kick off a new study that will identify potential contributions of the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) in areas relevant to national security.

Invited presentations from a range of SBS disciplines will identify emerging and cutting-edge research that may have implications for the intelligence community. Speakers will include Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Sciences, and David Honey, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Note that this project is unclassified.  The summit will be open to the public.

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Developing Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education - Public Draft
Public Comment Session

NAS BuildingLOctober 6, 2016 
NAS Building
Member's Room
2101 Constitution Ave, NW.
Washington, DC

You are invited to comment on the committee's draft report, which proposes a conceptual framework of goals and objectives for improving the quality of undergraduate STEM.  Your input will provide the committee with valuable information as it prepares to develop indicators in the second phase of the study.

Feedback submitted by October 1, will be considered at this event. Submit feedback

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Seminar
Taking Surveys to People's Technology: Implications for Federal Statistics and Social Science Research

NAS BuildingOctober 21, 2016
(2:00 - 4:30 pm EDT)

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Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Seminar on How to Strengthen News Coverage of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Lupia SBS Roundtable Seminar News CoverageNow Available - The archived webcast from the August 9, 2016 seminar is now available. 

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Immigrants in the United States

A commentary in the Wall Street Journal by former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on his experience as a child of immigrants and cites the 2015 DBASSE report The Integration of Immigrants into American Society.

 
Recent Reports

Reducing Response Burden in the American Community Survey:
Proceedings of a Workshop

ACS Benefits BurdensThese proceedings from the Committee on National Statistics summarize a workshop held in March 2016 that was designed to help the U.S. Census Bureau improve the American Community Survey (ACS) and help them respond to concerns of the public and Congress about the actual and perceived burden of the ACS Survey with respondents.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Advancing Concepts and Models for Measuring Innovation

DataThese proceedings from the Committee on National Statistics summarize a workshop held in May 2016 that brought together academic researchers, private and public sector experts, and representatives from public policy agencies to develop strategies for broadening and modernizing innovation information systems. The workshop was organized to assist the National Science Foundation in refining and prioritizing its work on innovation metrics to maximize the relevance and utility of its data collection programs and statistical products to users.

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Science Literacy
Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences

Science LiteracyThis report considers how the definition of science literacy has expanded and shifted over time in order to accommodate changing ideas about science. The report also presents a research agenda with questions about creating new measures of science literacy and expanding the information available to clarify the relationship between science knowledge and attitudes toward science, how science literacy is used and measured in different contexts', the relationship of science literacy to other literacy skills, and the role of science literacy for citizens as decision-makers.

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Workshop Summary
Measuring Recovery from Substance Use or Mental Disorders

Measuring Recovery coverThis report summarizes the discussions of a workshop held in February 2016.  The workshop was organized to assist SAMHSA and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the collection of behavioral health data.

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Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop

Accessible Care Prepub coverThese proceedings from the Forum on promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health summarize a workshop held in December 2015 that explored the needs and challenges faced by individuals and families affected by disabilities and complex conditions and opportunities and innovative approaches for those conditions.

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Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Parenting Matters CoverThis report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families reviews research on parenting practices and identifies effective practices. The report also recommends way agencies and others can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices.

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