Child & Family

TV as Birth Control? The Surprising Role of MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ in Reducing Teenage Births

Study finds causal relationship between viewings of MTV’s popular reality show and a decline in US teenage births.

Paid Family Leave Pays in the Long Run

Paid family leave is associated with increased employment and earnings.

Can Separate Still Be Equal? A Look at Gender Sorting in American Schools

A new study finds that school choice increases gender sorting in our nation’s schools.

Breaking the Silence: Human Trafficking and the Struggle for Equality in Guyana

Simona Broomes is leading the fight against human trafficking and forging a path to empowerment through the Guyana Women Miners Organization, which she launched in 2012.

The State of the Union in Brief

To encourage evidence-based policy, CPR lists some of the most relevant research on President Obama's policy proposals in the State of the Union.

India’s Midday Meal Program: A Safety Net for Children’s Health

India’s Midday Meal Program provides a cushion for children’s health during times of drought and economic shock.

How do Urban African American Youth Respond to Life Event Stress?

Research shows that certain adverse events in the lives of urban African American youth are associated with certain types of behavioral issues, and some coping strategies have varying, gender-based levels of effectiveness.

Obesity at Home: How Parental Employment Can Negatively Impact Family Nutrition

The impact of working parents is linked to an increased risk of childhood obesity.

Cause or Effect : The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Delinquency in America

Is it possible that delinquency can be both a cause and a consequence of weakened social bonds and low academic achievement?

What Do Kids Do on Saturdays? Insight into How Race and Income Impact Children’s Leisure Time

A study examines the ties between income, race, and children’s after school activities in Phoenix, Arizona.

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