Child & Family

Learned Behavior: With Parents in Prison, Do Children Develop Lasting Bad Health Habits?

With more and more parents in prison, what can we expect of their children’s health outcomes as adults?

Can Different Learning Activities Bring Out Students’ Unseen Academic Potential?

Problem-based learning units can help teachers identify students with advanced academic potential whose giftedness might otherwise be ignored.

Widening the Gap: China’s Land Reform and Gender Disparities

The main culprit for China’s gender gap expansion in the early 1980s might have been the post-Mao land reform rather than the One Child Policy.

Editor’s Note: Opportunity and Need in the Juvenile Justice System

We take a look back at the articles from our Child and Family Special Series on Juvenile Justice and the powerful, lasting consequences for the youth involved.

Consequences of Juvenile Arrests on Education: How Law and Educational Policies Hurt More than Help

Adolescents who are arrested are more likely to drop out of high school and to fail to enroll in a four-year college.

Are We Reaching Young Women Most at Need in the Juvenile Justice System?

Why is the rate of juvenile delinquency falling less slowly for females than for males? The key may lie in understanding the diversity in the population?

Discipline and Punishment: How School Suspensions Impact the Likelihood of Juvenile Arrest

A new study links students’ suspension or expulsion from school to a more than doubled likelihood of arrest.

Confronting an Unseen Problem: Abuse and Its Long-Term Effects on Incarcerated Juveniles

A new study suggests widespread abuses in detention facilities for juveniles are associated with a host of negative long-term effects, from post-traumatic stress to criminal involvement.

Support Children of Incarcerated Parents by Supporting Their Caregivers

A group support program for caregivers of children with incarcerated parents resulted in positive impacts for caregivers’ depressive symptoms and family outcomes.

Is America Perpetuating Inequality by Increasing the Number of Schools Teaching STEM?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs are in high demand, but STEM educational programs may not reach all American students equally.

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