Does knowing the scientific evidence help to dispel unfounded beliefs?

Article

Does knowing the scientific evidence help to dispel unfounded beliefs?

May 2021

Science
Jordi Brandts, Instituto de Análisis Económico (CSIC) and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE);Isabel Busom, UAB;Cristina Lopez-Mayan, Euncet Business School;Judith Panadés, UAB and BGSE

A majority belief exists that setting a maximum limit for rental prices would help more people to access housing, but what do the studies say? We analyse whether having access to information changes people’s opinions.

Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

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Remedial education for primary-school children: a useful measure for immigrant pupils?

April 2021

Education
Marisa Hidalgo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide;Marianna Battaglia, Universidad de Alicante

Do remedial education programmes aimed at students from underprivileged groups work? This study shows that they only manage to benefit immigrant pupils if the proportion of them in the school group does not exceed 50%.

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