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August 18, 2013 1:05 PM What the Hell Are 'Puritan Progressive' Parents?

Mark Oppenheimer’s critique of hygiene-obsessed parents who are scared of immunization, processed food, non-organic anything and the alleged over-sugarization of children kicked off a long, engaging set of comments on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish about the “Puritanism of Progressive Parents”....

By Keith Humphreys

July 24, 2013 10:46 AM Laid Off Dads, Laid Off Moms, and Child Abuse

What happens to children when their parents lose their jobs? My intuition is that job losses stress families and put children at increased risk of child abuse. But Jason Lindo, Jessamyn Schaller, and Benjamin Hansen have surprising data saying that...

By Bill Gardner

July 16, 2013 12:40 PM How Many Children Get Assaulted?

Before reading further, stop and ask yourself the question in the title. Be specific: what proportion of children experience violence in a given year? What proportion of adolescent girls have been raped in their lifetimes?David Finkelhor and his colleagues looked...

By Bill Gardner

June 26, 2013 10:44 AM Conservatives for Better Childcare

This bit in a New York Times about Angela Merkel’s election manifesto may seem a little strange to US observers. Addressing some 600 representatives of her Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, on Monday,...

By Henry Farrell

June 21, 2013 10:51 AM America Has a Child Abuse Problem

In 2006, the United States had the highest rate of child deaths due to negligence, maltreatment, or physical assault among 17 peer developed countries. The rate of child death due to maltreatment in the US was more than three times...

By Bill Gardner