Child & Family

How Does Compulsory Math Education Close the Racial Income Gap?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education has been a national imperative for decades. More recent administrations have prioritized STEM...

Unconditional Cash Transfers: Lessons from Ecuador

Poor people, especially in developing countries, have inadequate financial resources and face liquidity issues which constrain expenditures on their children’s...

Sustaining Human Capital Investment: Local Women Leaders in Conditional Cash Transfers

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are social programs that provide stipends to low-income families and individuals who meet certain conditions, such...

Education Migration: Why Teachers Are Leaving the Profession

Teacher shortages are a harsh reality in states across the nation. From California to South Carolina, recruiting and retaining teachers...

Toxic Policy: The Impact of the Flint Water Crisis on the City’s Children

In 2015, reports of elevated lead levels in the city’s water supply put Flint, Michigan into the national spotlight. The...

Higher Education in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Michael Lovenheim

Since its inception, online education has faced heavy skepticism, if not downright opposition. A recent study by David Deming, Michael...

Building School Latrines in India to Increase School Enrollment

UNESCO estimates that there are still 263 million children ages six to 17 years old who do not attend school....

Halting Harassment: The Impact of Anti-Bullying Policies on LGBT Students

Students across the United States wake up each morning afraid to attend school because of the daily difficulties they encounter...

Popularizing Remedial Education in India

Since the turn of the century, primary school attendance has increased worldwide. UNICEF reports that the number of children who...

Global Gender Parity Insights from the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report

Women represent half of the global population,  but they often do not have the same access to health, education, earning...

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