At CESR, our scientists, colleagues and staff pursue compelling, data-driven research in the social sciences and economics that further understanding, policy making and quality of life. In broad terms, our significant areas of interest include:
Recent Finding

Retirement has a causal positive effect on general health and no significant effect on depression, according to a CESR study of older workers and retirees in European countries.

Children & Families  Researchers in CESR’s Program for Children and Families conduct theoretical and empirical research on the determinants and consequences of children’s health, educational and developmental outcomes starting from birth through young adulthood. This research examines the influences of family-level factors, neighborhoods and communities, and policy environment on the well-being of children and families. The Program consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers representing a wide range of disciplines including economics, sociology, psychology, and public policy.