Social Sciences

Is search media biased?

In an audit of search media results for every candidate running for federal office in the 2018 U.S. election, Stanford scholars found no evidence of political bias for or against either party.

Stanford researchers lay out first genetic history of Rome

Despite extensive records of the history of Rome, little is known about the city’s population over time. A new genetic history of the Eternal City reveals a dynamic population shaped in part by political and historical events.

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Pitfalls of outsourcing public welfare

Stanford study finds for-profit companies sometimes game the system when providing benefits to Americans who are often poor, elderly or both.