Following are research essays written by students from Consortium institutions.
Biological, Physiological, and Psycological Aspetcs of Breastfeeding
An analysis of breastfeeding rates among low-SES mothers by Rachael Petry, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University.
The Case for Low-Income Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care
Camie Carlock, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, makes the case for access to reproductive health care for low-income women.
Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulation and Sustainable Economic Development
Christopher Wagner, a member of the W&L Law School Class of 2014, explores state regulation and sustainable economic development regarding hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania and New York.
Caleb David, a law student, examines policies in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and at the federal level that support the reintegration of released prisoners into the labor markets and their families and communities. Please click
Caroline Gill, currently working for J.P. Morgan in New York, analyzes the regressive nature of tax expenditures and their effect on the U.S. budget for anti-poverty policies. She proposes reforms. Please click below to view
A policy brief researched and prepared by Joe Landry, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University. Landry parlayed this work into a piece on the Roosevelt Institute’s Next New Deal blog. Titled “To Reduce