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Mothers Are the Primary Earners in Growing Numbers of Families with Children, Including Married-Couple Families
A new study estimates that about 70% of U.S. moms can expect to be primary financial providers before their children turn 18.
CCF Experts Joanna Pepin, Daniel Carlson, Kathleen Gerson, Philip Cohen, and Barbara Risman discuss which policies would be most beneficial to American families.
Read their thoughts on how housing instability impacts children in “Why pausing evictions likely won’t help kids harmed by housing uncertainty and instability”
Stephanie Coontz presented the State of Women’s Rights at Legacy Washington’s 2019 “Ahead of the Curve” event. Watch her talk here!
Bird and co-authors Lois McCloskey and Ann Celi write, “Pregnancy care should be conceptualized not as a singular event or series of events, but as a key source of information for women’s health care prevention and treatment needs across the life course. Creating a bridge to support such health care could also help to address… Continue Reading…
Staying Ready, Staying Vigilant, Staying Safe: Hyperarousal and Hypervigilance in African American Male Adolescents Exposed to Community Violence
A new study explores how behaviors once seen as maladaptive may actually protect youth.
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