Child & Family

Does Changing Kindergarten Entry Cutoff Age Help Improve Educational Achievement?

Research suggests that an earlier kindergarten entry date generally reduces the dispersion of test scores in fourth and eighth grades, which is seen as a measurement of the educational achievement gap among different socioeconomic groups.

True Colors: How Ethnic Studies Courses Can Help Minority High School Students

New research shows promising impacts of Ethnic Studies courses for students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

The Impact of College Grant Aid Programs on Borrowing

Benjamin Marx and Lesley Turner use regression discontinuity to measure the impact of the Pell Grant Program on the borrowing decisions and educational attainment of college students at The City University of New York.

Assessing the Impact of Paid (Paternity) Leave

What happens when fathers are offered the option of taking time off of work during the first days following their child's birth?

Early Childcare Especially Helps Children from Disorganized Households

For children living in highly disorganized households, greater childcare hours may lead to more optimal cognitive and social outcomes.

Is Student Debt Hindering Entrepreneurship?

Evidence suggests that a change in a household’s student debt from $0 to about $35,000 decreases entrepreneurship by three percentage points.

More Money, More Problems: The Impact of Tuition Increases on Undocumented Student Achievement

Research on the impact of a tuition increase for undocumented students in the City University of New York (CUNY) system shows that higher costs significantly reduce degree completion by increasing drop-out rates for newer students and reducing the number of credits earned by remaining students. This evidence suggests that tuition subsidies not only encourage undocumented students to attend college but also help ensure they complete college upon enrollment.

Money Alone Can’t Buy Positive Education Outcomes in China

Compared to monetary resources, non-monetary resources, particularly parenting practices, are more consequential for children’s achievement in the Chinese context.

Closing the School Readiness Gap for Children Born to Teenage Mothers

In her paper, Amber L. Brown evaluates whether there is a difference in the school readiness of children born to teenage mothers versus children born to average-age mothers participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. The results suggest that children born to teenage mothers perform equally as well on school readiness as children born to average-age mothers.

Doctor Knows Best: Leveraging Pediatricians to Reduce the Use of Physical Punishment

New research uncovers a promising method for reducing parental use of physical punishment by engaging with parents through pediatricians.

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