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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Economy and the Workforce


What is the most accurate and useful way to measure national poverty levels? What options does the U.S. government have for balancing the federal budget? And how can we educate people in ways that help them become versatile and innovative thinkers? Research in economics, education, and the social sciences can help answer questions such as these and aid decision-makers in shaping fiscal and economic policies and preparing a competitive work force.  See also:



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