Child & Family

Calculating Success: Understanding Data in Chicago’s Charter Schools

Charter schools have become a dominant fixture in the city of Chicago and across the United States. Nationwide, enrollment in...

Improving Education Quality in Chile Through Structured Instruction Methods for Teachers

Improving the quality of education worldwide continues to be a policy challenge. Recently, UNESCO estimated that 38 percent of children...

The Role of Economic Independence in Domestic Violence: Evidence from Africa

Violence against women has long been and continues to be a widespread social problem across the globe. Statistics from UN...

The Child Factor: Drilling Down on Income Segregation

Income segregation in neighborhoods in the United States has increased over the past few decades, but certain demographic groups have...

Social Capital Matters for the Mental Health of Children in Rural China

Social capital is an important component in ensuring sound mental health in children. The more quality time a parent spends...

Wicked Smart: Massachusetts’s Efforts to Turn Around a Failing School District

Just 30 miles north of Boston on the Merrimack River is the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. This industrial metropolitan area...

Bullying in South Korea: A Long-Lasting Burden to Carry

In their research, Miguel Sarzosa and Sergio Urzúa examine how cognitive and non-cognitive skills can influence the occurrence of bullying, and how these skills can exacerbate the effects of bullying on outcomes such as depression, school attainment, satisfaction, and health.

Abortion and Access to Better Schools in Romania

In their paper, Ofer Malamud, Cristian Pop-Eleches, and Miguel Urquiola examine—through the combined use of regression discontinuity and difference-in-difference techniques—whether there is a positive interaction between family and school environments in Romania.

The Uneven Retreat from Marriage

A study shows the ways in which demographic changes regarding marriage, divorce, and cohabitation in the past 50 years have fostered family inequality across socioeconomic groups, causing negative impacts for children.

An Intergenerational Analysis of the Impact of War on Child Soldiers

Evidence suggests that a one-standard deviation change in the depression and anxiety levels of caregivers is associated with a 0.43-standard deviation change in the negative internalization of symptoms among youth in their care.

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