Our Research

We work with faculty and other partners at UC Berkeley to produce high quality, non-partisan research that examines the most pressing issues for future generations. We support projects that directly align with the main research priorities outlined below. We prioritize research that has the potential to affect policy change and drive important conversations about the future for young adults.

Funding state-wide education isn’t cheap. But a well-funded early care and P-16 system has both direct benefits to students as well as indirect benefits to society. As we review impacts...
Governor Newsom’s revised K-12 budget could foreshadow future problems for CA schools   On May 12, Governor Newsom released an updated budget for 2023-24 fiscal year. The new budget proposal reflects...
A new working paper from the Berkeley Institute for Young Americans analyzed California’s historical school district financial data to gain insights into why many of the state’s unified school districts...
Assessing Changes in the Ideological Identity of Young Women and Men using the CCES A recent analysis by the Financial Times’ John Burn-Murdoch shows how the political ideology of young...
On the blog this month we’re looking at trends in generational homeownership rates, by the age of each generation, with generation defined based on the Pew Research Center’s definition. The...
Despite increases in college attainment across the board since the 1960’s, there are still vast differences in college completion across racial/ethnic groups. In 2019 in California, 67.2% of 25-34-year-old Asian/Pacific...
2024 Election Vibe Check: Interviews with the Next Generation of Leaders in American Politics To better explore the state of youth voices in American politics as we enter the 2024...
2024 Election Vibe Check: Interviews with the Next Generation of Leaders in American Politics To better explore the state of youth voices in American politics as we enter the 2024...
California Sun Podcast, February 2024 The Berkeley Institute for Young Americans, part of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, examines the evolving generational dynamics of millennials and...