The know-nothing movement that Trump now leads obviously creates direct challenges that the forces of truth must rise to meet, but we're not responsible for the war on truth.
Maybe you could go to college this fall, but should you?
We need to be square with students on some hard questions. First and foremost, will you and your family get your money's worth attending school this fall?
11 trends for your New Decade’s holiday party
When you display data bits at a holiday party, they merge with those from the other people there, to become the common knowledge we need to get things done.
Sibship size and educational attainment update
I just read this Demography paper by Benjamin G. Gibbs, Joseph Workman, and Douglas B. Downey for my work on the new edition of The Family (don't hold your breath, but I'm working on it). It seeks to modify the traditional "resource dilution" model of explaining why children with more siblings end up with lower educational attainment,…
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White children are 2.7-times more likely than Black children to live with a parent who has a PhD
Producing half a sentence for NYTimes essay.
Equal-education and wife-more-education married couples don’t have sex less often
Something I never got around to checking in the General Social Survey before.
How conservatism makes peace with Trump
In the end, Goldberg has charted a path toward a détente between his movement and Trump’s (with my charts and tables, etc.).
That thing where you have a lot of little graphs (single-parent edition)
The relationship between education and single parenthood in every US state.
Theology majors marry each other a lot, but business majors don’t (and other tales of BAs and marriage)
The American Community Survey collects data on the college majors of people who've graduated college. This excellent data has lots of untapped potential for family research, because it tells us something about people's character and experience that we don't have from any other variables in this massive annual dataset. (It even asks about a second major,…
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No, early marriage is not more common for college graduates
By age 24, 19.9% of non-college graduates have been married, compared with 12.9% of college graduates.