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The impact of repealing “Obamacare” on children’s academic performance

By Michael A. Leeds (Temple University and IZA) There are many reasons to feel relieved by the recent failure to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as the ACA or “Obamacare.” While attention was rightly focused … Continue reading

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How personality is affected by birth order and birth spacing

The family environment is among the most important factors in the development of a child’s personality. It is evident that parental strategies and the amount of time and resources that parents are able to put towards their children would have … Continue reading

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Well-being effects vary for formal and informal childcare

All parents are faced with the difficult decision of how to organize childcare. Parents preferring to return to the labor market early after childbirth usually rely on formal daycare or give the children to the grandparents. Others are convinced that … Continue reading

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Subsidized high-quality early care improves child development especially among children in low-income families

Human development starts early, and neuroscientists point to the first three years of brain development as especially consequential. Foundations for academic and social success later in life are created through the experiences in children’s earliest years. Parents, relatives and many … Continue reading

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