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Yakita Akira, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper presents development of a household Nash-bargaining model in an overlapping generation setting to analyze the intergenerational dynamics of education decisions and to analyze cooperatively bargained fertility within a family. A stronger…
Goldberg Abbie E., Smith JuliAnna Z., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Almost no research has examined the role of parent-school relationships in relation to child psychological functioning in adoptive families or same-sex parent families, much less same-sex adoptive families. Yet adoptive families, and particularly…
Yahirun Jenjira, Zan Hua, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief report provides an overview of the socioeconomic and health characteristics of grandparents in Hawai'i and extends our previous work highlighting the demographics of elderly residents in the state. First, we examine the share of the older…
Goldberg Abbie E., Black Kaitlin, Sweeney Kristin, Moyer April, January-March 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little research has examined the experiences of lesbian/gay (LG) parent families or adoptive parent families in early childhood education settings. This study uses interview data to examine the perceptions and experiences of 45 lesbian, gay, and…
Bauernschuster Stefan, Borck Rainald, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article studies the effect of child care provision on family structure. We present a model of a marriage market with positive assortative matching, where in equilibrium, the poorest women stay single. Couples have to decide on the number of…
Glass Valerie Q., Willox Lara, Barrow Katie M., Jones Sarah, May/June 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Our qualitative study explores three phenomena: (a) the phenomenon of being a queer parent with a child in preschool; (b) the phenomenon of being a preschool teacher or administrator when children with queer parents are present in the classroom; and…
Bentley Dana Frantz, Souto-Manning Mariana, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This collaborative classroom research study examines the ways in which preschoolers made sense of same-sex marriage through a critical reading of the book King and King by De Haan and Nijland. Acknowledging the importance of community in doing…
Francesconi Marco, Rainer Helmut, Klaauw Wilbert van der, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper formulates a model to examine the effects of changes in tax-benefit policy on the behavior of divorced parents and the well-being of children in single-parent households. Noncustodial parents choose the level of a child support payment to…
Pilkauskas Natasha V., December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite the increasing prevalence of 3-generation family households (grandparent, parent, child), relatively little research has studied these households during early childhood. Using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood…
Goldberg Abbie E., Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little research has examined the school experiences of lesbian/gay (LG) parent families or adoptive parent families. The current exploratory study examined the experiences of 79 lesbian, 75 gay male, and 112 heterosexual adoptive parents of…
Crosnoe Robert, Prickett Kate Chambers, Smith Chelsea, Cavanagh Shannon E., April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Family structure change can disrupt the settings of children's daily lives. Most scholarship focuses on disruption in the home environment. Moving beyond the home, this study explores the association between changes in family structure and changes…
Gonzalez Libertad, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
I study the impact of a universal child benefit on fertility and maternal labor supply. I exploit the unanticipated introduction of a sizable child benefit in Spain in 2007. Following a regression discontinuity-type design, I find that the benefit…
South Dakota Head Start Association, June, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of the structure of families, the educational attainment and employment status of parents, and family services provided in South Dakota Head Start and Early Head Start programs in 2011-2012
Fagan Jay, April, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the association between children's early literacy and changes in the marital and cohabitation status of their parents, with an examination of the mediating roles of changes in household income, changes in depressive symptoms, changes in…
Enache Cosmin, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In a period of very low fertility, effective family and childcare support policy measures are needed. From a wide range of instruments available to government intervention, we focus on public expenditures effects on short-term fertility. Using a…