Child Sponsorship Works

Bruce Wydick, professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, recently published study findings that show that child sponsorship works.  The academic paper appears in the current edition of the Journal of Political Economy.  Wydick provided an overview of the material for a lay audience in the June 2013 edition of Christianity Today (p.20-25). Based on research done using a grant from USAID to analyze the impact of child sponsorship programs in six Read More …

Helping the Poor

Bruce Wydick, professor of economics at the University of San Francisco and visiting professor at the University of California - Berkeley, wrote the cover story for the February 2012 edition of Christianity Today.  In this piece, he ranked the effectiveness of the most popular ways Christians seek to overcome global poverty.  Rather than taking on the task himself, he recruited sixteen researchers to respond to a survey he developed.  Each respondent ranked each option on a scale of 0 to 10 "in Read More …