Child & Family

Learning “What Works” in Early Childhood Classrooms

Important evaluations like MDRC’s Foundations of Learning demonstration shed light on “what works” in improving early childhood programs and evaluate the benefits and costs of such initiatives.

Ignoring Successful Practices: A Case Study of Michelle Rhee and William Bratton

Under what conditions are dramatic policy reforms successful and sustainable?

School Nurses: Luxury or Necessity?

Do school-based health centers improve sexual health outcomes for teenagers?

Over-Parenting: Under the Lens

A study finds that professionals agree on a range of actions that are indicative of over-parenting.

Teach the Parent, Help the Kids

A new report demonstrates the connection between maternal and child education, finding that mothers’ literacy programs boost their children’s math scores and their own sense of empowerment.

School Enrollment and a Mother’s Ability to Work: A Study of Developing Nations

A study of developing nations explores the relationship between water infrastructure, female employment, and school attendance for children.

Maternal Tradeoffs: Economic Consequences for Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding has health benefits, but does it also carry an economic penalty for mothers?

Filing Taxes: Good For Your Health

Expansions in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are associated with improved child health outcomes.

Rising Costs, Expanding Waistlines

What dropping ten pounds could mean for your state and your pocketbook

Quid Pro Quo? Oh No: University Revenues and Compensation for Student-Athletes

How much are college basketball players worth? More than you’d think.

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