Child & Family

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.

A Better Old Age: How Income Can Improve Later-Life Mental Health

Researchers show that an increase in Social Security income can significantly improve the elderly’s cognitive functions.

Testing the Impact of Non-cognitive Skills on Children’s Future Success

By studying the impact of the introduction of a universal child care program in Quebec, Baker et al. argue that shocks to the development of children’s non-cognitive skills lead to worse health, higher crime rates, and lower life satisfaction in the long run.

ABC, It’s as Easy as 1 2 3: Parents as Early Teachers

New research shows that parental incentives for child development can yield large gains in both cognitive and non-cognitive domains for young children.

The Nip and Tuck of the Illinois Budget: Cuts to Children and Families

Budget cuts to the Child Care Assistance Program continue to wreak havoc on the children and families of Illinois.

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