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Economist Sandra Black looks at the long-term effects of school starting age and family background

Economist Sandra Black looks at the long-term effects of school starting age and family background

“Redshirting” is a popular term among parents of the pre-K set, and it has a lot of parents asking a familiar question: Is my child ready to start kindergarten, or would she or he benefit from delaying this debut into the world of no naps, homework, grades and real scissors? A term borrowed from the…   » Continue Reading

Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say

Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say

Many Voices of Feminism: In the post-feminist era of the 21st century, are the aims and goals of feminism still relevant? Will feminism survive the rush to globalization? What universal lessons can we learn from the unique ways women around the world have advanced their concerns? To spotlight the diverse issues facing women around the world, we invited eight faculty members from the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies to answer the following question: What is the most important challenge facing women in the 21st century?

Researchers diagnose health consequences of marriage, divorce

Researchers diagnose health consequences of marriage, divorce

So, why aren’t you married? It’s an age-old question dreaded by single people. The underlying assumption of the awkward inquiry: there is something wrong with being single and one’s life is somehow incomplete without a partner.  But does marriage mean you will live happily, and healthfully, ever after?  Research does reveal that married people live…   » Continue Reading