Child & Family

Unintended Consequences: How Child Support Programs Discourage Employment for Low-Income Families

Low-income fathers with debt are more likely to reduce labor hours and child support payments.

Left Out: Women’s Life Changes Put Their Access to Health Insurance at Risk

Instability in low-income women’s life events corresponds to an increased reliance on public health insurance systems.

How Sweets, SNAP, and Stress Affect Childhood Obesity

A study examines prenatal risk factors among low-income Hispanic mothers that may lead to childhood obesity.

Holes in the Safety Net: Why Eligible Families Don’t Fully Participate in Assistance Programs

In Maryland, the lowest-income families aren’t signing on for the public assistance for which they’re eligible.

Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

For young children, poverty’s most damaging effects manifest over time.

Sewing Up the Hole in the Safety Net: Hope for the Hard-To-Reach Homeless Through Medicaid Expansion

A study of Massachusetts’ Medicaid expansion shows a significant increase in Medicaid enrollment among the homeless seeking substance abuse treatment.

School Retention Policies: Every Child Left Behind?

Amidst the debate over school district retention policies, new research claims that retaining students is associated with a decline in the test scores of their peers.

Churning through Children’s Health: Improving Continuity of Medicaid Coverage

Researchers evaluate how implementation of continuous-eligibility enrollment policies affects the average length of children’s enrollment in the Medicaid program.

Measuring Teacher Quality: Do Teachers Impact Students’ Adult Outcomes?

A new study suggests that students who are taught by higher quality teachers have an increased chance of experiencing improved adult outcomes.

Tackling Bullying: Research-Based Tips for School Leaders

America Education Research Association (AERA) reminds us that bullying often goes undetected by adults, and offers several fairly simple guidelines for administrators to consider in order to make schools safer.

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