Child & Family

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.

The Lonely Sequel of China’s One-Child Policy

A recent study shows the struggles of an increasing number of Chinese parents who have lost their only child and will have to rely on the public system for support during their old age.

The Impact of Chicago’s Excellence in Teaching Project on Student Performance

After the first year of school, Steinberg and Sartain find that the Excellence in Teaching Project has an impact of 0.10 standard deviations on students' reading scores.

Common Cents: The Benefits of Expanding Head Start

New research indicates that Head Start offers a substantial benefit for students who are least likely to enroll and yields a significant financial gain for the government.

Messages to Parents Can Help Low-Performing Students

Weekly, direct messages from teachers to parents significantly reduce low-performing students' risk of not earning course credit.

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Meeting Children’s Socioemotional Needs

Evidence suggests that children exposed to social and emotional learning programs with mindfulness practices show significant improvements in executive functions, well-being, social behavior, and academic performance.

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