Child & Family

Child Neglect: Are We Doing Enough?

Research highlights the adverse consequences of severe child neglect and the importance of early intervention.

In Your Debt: The Impact of Stafford Loans on Community College Students

Expanding access to Stafford student loans improves outcomes among community college students.

Putting a Price on Child Maltreatment

Researchers attempt to quantify the impact of child maltreatment on Medicaid.

Juvenile Incarceration: Are We Locking Away Our Nation’s Future?

Incarcerated juveniles experience significant academic and social consequences compared to juveniles charged with similar crimes but not incarcerated.

Food Stamps: More than a Safety Net?

Researchers find positive effects on health and economic self-sufficiency decades after initial exposure to the largest US hunger safety net program.

The GED Is Changing: Evidence Suggests GED Prep Courses Should Change Too

Improved GED prep programs could significantly increase passage rates and college enrollment, suggests a timely and encouraging study from MDRC.

Can Gifting Computers to Students Narrow the Achievement Gap?

Researchers find that providing free computers to students lacking home computing access has no effect on educational outcomes.

Targeting Remittances to Boost Students’ Education Spending

How can money sent by immigrants to their home countries best be an instrument of development?

Poverty, Depression, and Motherhood: An Unhealthy Combination

Recent analysis of national survey data highlights important statistics concerning prevalence of and treatment for major depression among low-income mothers with young children.

Early Childhood Education: A Governor’s Perspective

Former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue shares her thoughts on early childhood education and the policy challenges that lie ahead.

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