As of 2016, there were some 11.5 million elementary- and secondary-school students in the U.S. whose parents were born in a foreign country, such as Mexico, China, India, the Philippines, or El Salvador. They represented 22% of the total student...
Brad Wilcox“The proportion of parents contacted by their child’s school, due to a conduct or disciplinary problem the child was creating, was 12% in the immigrant group. This was significantly lower than the 17% of U.S.-born parents who had been similarly contacted“
Brad WilcoxDo the Children of Immigrant Parents Perform Better in School? Yes, in part, it would seem, because "nearly 2/3 of students of immigrant parents lived w/ married birth parents, whereas same was true of little over 1/2 of students of U.S.-born parents."
The lockdown has been harder on some people than others. Though some adolescents—who are in the process of becoming more independent and wanting to spend more time away from their families—might have a more difficult time being stuck in the house...
In 1986, two Dutch researchers advanced a provocative hypothesis: many societies were undergoing a “Second Demographic Transition” that would lead to durably low birth rates and high degrees of diversity in family status (i.e. having children within...
Brad Wilcox"In 1986, two Dutch researchers advanced a provocative hypothesis: many societies were undergoing a 'Second Demographic Transition' that would lead to durably low birth rates..." @lymanstoneky on how SDT got it right @FamStudies
Brad Wilcox"It was cheap dopamine. Video game companies, much like casinos, hire psychologists who study pleasure and habit formation to create a maximally-addictive product. They don’t care about our happiness, they just want our money."
“Essential workers” who continue to go to work while COVID-19 is spreading risk exposing themselves and their families to the virus. This memo provides data about who these workers are to inform related policy discussions.
A new report finds that in recent decades, having more money has become increasingly associated with greater happiness.
The Expanding Class Divide in Happiness in the United States, 1972-2016, published in the past week in the journal Emotion,...