In a 2011 study titled “The Global War Against Baby Girls,” one of us (Nicholas Eberstadt) presented troubling evidence that new and biologically unnatural imbalances in sex ratios at birth were emerging in Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, South...
At Nehemiah Manufacturing, workers with a criminal past are the norm rather than the exception. But the company has learned that giving someone a job is just half the battle.
Brad WilcoxThe one incredibly inspiring article you should read today: "The Company of Second Chances," on the Ohio company where 80% of the workers have criminal records. wsj.com/articles/the-c…@WSJ
Sex differences in children's toy play are robust and similar across cultures [1,2].
They include girls tending to play more with dolls and boys more with wheeled toys
and pretend weaponry. This pattern is explained by socialization by elders and...
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money [Bryan Caplan] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <b>Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education</b> Despite being immensely popular--and...
Brad WilcoxWow. @CCF_Families (leading group of progressive family scholars) #1 advice for those considering marriage:
"Get a College Education"
NB: 61% of young adults don't have a college degree. Too bad for them.
& I guess they haven't read @bryan_caplan.
Unfortunately, the pro-natalist right and the environmentalist left have a deep skepticism toward each other, which makes each likely to resist the policies of the other. Environmentalists fear that increasing the number of humans via pro-natal...
Brad WilcoxGiven the environmental and demographic crises facing the planet, this is a hugely important question:
Can Pro-Natalists and Environmentalists Find Common Ground?
According to a recent article in the New York Times, parents shouldn’t worry about how much time their kids spend using technology because, at least according to some experts, too much screen time is not related to their health and well-being. If...
Elites know which choices lead to robust, long-lasting marriages and they rightfully make the choices that are conducive to these ends — but these choices aren't often represented in California's popular political opinion.
Is religious faith of any benefit to contemporary couples? This question has been the subject of controversy, especially in the wake of reports and studies suggesting that evangelical Protestants, among others, face higher rates of divorce than the...
Brad Wilcox"[Shared] prayer is a stronger predictor of relationship quality than other religious factors. It is also a better predictor of relationship quality than race, educ, age, sex or region. Couples who pray together are much happier than those who do not."
Many parents have jobs, not careers — but the issue matters to everyone.
Brad WilcoxDemocratic pitch on childcare way too focused on professional women, missing “the chance to reach women w moderately traditionalist worldviews, lower-income people who really need help from an activist government & unmarried parents” @mattyglesias