child and family

Does School Segregation Facilitate the Formation of Criminal Networks?

People are hard-wired to form social networks, and an individual’s social network can play a role in shaping his or...

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.

Sheltered Without Support: Where Do Most Homeless Families End Up?

Mothers of families struggling with homelessness most frequently seek out two main sources of help: doubling up by moving in with friends and family and emergency shelter stays. Both of these options offer an immediate reprieve but may have negative long-term effects.

What Do Kids Do on Saturdays? Insight into How Race and Income Impact Children’s Leisure Time

A study examines the ties between income, race, and children’s after school activities in Phoenix, Arizona.

Holes in the Safety Net: Why Eligible Families Don’t Fully Participate in Assistance Programs

In Maryland, the lowest-income families aren’t signing on for the public assistance for which they’re eligible.