Research

Eliminating food deserts may not lead to healthy eating

Eliminating food deserts may not lead to healthy eating

In a working paper, Jessie Handbury, an assistant professor at Wharton, found that adding healthy food stores to food deserts produced little change in the eating habits of households, particularly among low-income and less educated households. Nearly 23.5 million people in the United States live in food deserts.

To understand gun violence, examine gun-injury rates

To understand gun violence, examine gun-injury rates

Research from at the Annenberg Public Policy Center reports that gun injury rates are a more sensitive indicator of the increasing trend in gun violence. Researchers report that improved trauma care has enabled more gunshot victims to survive, whereas in the 1960s they would have most likely succumbed to their injuries.