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Laurie DeRose: The World Family Map Project
The World Family Map Project investigates what makes families strong
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Person C headerSandra Hofferth, Ph.D.
Located in MPRC People
The Role of Fathers in the Transition to Adulthood for Young Men in Urban South Africa
Sangeetha Madhavan, African American Studies Department
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New World Family Map Report
"Mapping family change and child well-being outcomes"
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Conference on Gender and Migration
University of California - Irvine, February 26-27, 2016
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Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship
Stanford University
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Cohen post on baby names makes news
Amazon's Alexa platform depresses a favored baby name
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Time Use Across the Life Course
2018 Conference
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Steinberg examines role of depression in unintended pregnancy
University of Maryland Tier One grant funds research
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Article Reference Troff document (with manpage macros)Punishment and Inequality at an Early Age: Exclusionary Discipline in Elementary School
We advance current knowledge of school punishment by examining (1) the prevalence of exclusionary discipline in elementary school, (2) racial disparities in exclusionary discipline in elementary school, and (3) the association between exclusionary discipline and aggressive behavior in elementary school. Using child and parent reports from the Fragile Families Study, we estimate that more than one in ten children born between 1998 and 2000 in large US cities were suspended or expelled by age nine, when most were in third grade. We also find extreme racial disparity; about 40 percent of non-Hispanic black boys were suspended or expelled, compared to 8 percent of non-Hispanic white or other-race boys. Disparities are largely due to differences in children’s school and home environments rather than to behavior problems. Next, consistent with social stress and strain theories, we find suspension or expulsion associated with increased aggressive behavior in elementary school. This association does not vary by race but is robust to a rich set of covariates, within-individual fixed effects, and matching methods. In conjunction with what we find for racial disparities, our results imply that school discipline policies relying heavily on exclusionary punishment may be fostering childhood inequality.
Located in MPRC People / Wade C Jacobsen, Ph.D. / Wade Jacobsen Publications