Child & Family

Beyond the Classroom: How outreach and structure can improve college outcomes

New research shows that cost-effective summer counseling interventions that help students through the enrollment process significantly boosted college enrollment and persistence rates.

Separate and unequal: Addressing segregation in our nation’s schools

In a new paper published in the American Journal of Education, Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley examines the role school district boundaries and desegregation policies play in achieving fully integrated schools.

Silent Observers: How Children Internalize Witnessing Domestic Violence in Their Homes

Play and artwork may reveal that children are deeply impacted by witnessing domestic violence at home and are confused by their emotional reactions.

Beer Pong and…Study Habits? You May Learn More from Your College Roommate Than You Realize

New research suggests college peers may have significant effects on each other’s academic achievement, but the effects differ in size for students from different backgrounds.

Nudging Disadvantaged Students Towards Improved College Application Decisions

The college application process is riddled with uncertainty, and students in disadvantaged areas in particular may not have access to quality counseling or other resources to guide them. A recent study shows how a cheap policy change dramatically impacted the college decisions of disadvantaged students—and likely, their incomes.

“A” For Attendance: Do Certain Types of Absences Affect Students Differently?

Students who miss school intermittently suffer more than students who miss school due to mass disruptions like snow days, suggesting there are more negative effects from poor attendance than just missed instructional time.

Finance for Social Good: Are Microloans Truly Empowering the Impoverished?

An experiment in rural Morocco finds that economic gains from access to microfinance are highly variable, and there are no significant indirect impacts on the status of women and children.

The Welfare Investment: How Child Sponsorship Is Tied to Future Education and Employment

Children participating in an international sponsorship program are more likely to attain higher education and formal employment.

Protecting Our Kids: Domestic Violence, Corporal Punishment, and Risk

Parental attitudes toward domestic violence and corporal punishment directly inform whether children are at risk for physical or psychological violence.

Academic Stress in China: Coping with High Expectations in School Environments

How do high school students cope with high expectations? A look at academic stress levels in China.

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