Child care/children/early childhood development (page 2)

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    Why California’s paid family leave program didn’t work

    Suzanne Venker writes for the Washington Examiner about a new study of California’s taxpayer-funded family leave program. A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that California’s 2004 paid leave law, which provides an extra six weeks of paid leave at 55% of one’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2019
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    Questioning the consequences of taxpayer-supported maternity leave

    Georgi Boorman writes for the Federalist about new research that questions the benefits of taxpayer-funded maternity leave. The results of a study released this week on the long-term effects of California’s Paid Family Leave Act indicate the leftist policy may leave mothers in a less favorable position than…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019
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    A scary Sesame Street

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online questions a recent addition to a beloved children’s television program. Sesame Street is rightly beloved, but I’m not sure moving into the area of opioid addiction is a good idea. A new green Muppet, Karli, is a foster child whose mother is…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that UNC System Interim President William Roper will retire in June. He announced his plans one day after the UNC board chairman resigned. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights one negative impact of smartphones.
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2019
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    Do soda taxes reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages?

    A study of the implementation of a soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Oakland, CA suggests that it didn’t.  Here is the abstract of “Oakland’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: Impacts on Prices, Purchases and Consumption by Adults and Children,” a recent NBER working paper: Several cities in the U.S.
    Terry Stoops, September 9, 2019
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    Rex Hospital Is Looking for Cuddlers

    CNN reports: Doctors know the healing power of touch, especially for pre-term babies or those born with addiction or other health issues. That’s why Raleigh’s UNC-Rex Birth Center NICU is seeking volunteer cuddlers. “It decreases pain, it decreases the baby’s stress and it helps promote…
    Jon Guze, September 4, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Linking bullying to loneliness and belonging

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by education columnist Kristen Blair. In her piece, Blair discusses the connection between bullying and a sense of belonging. Blair writes: There’s a loneliness epidemic among youth today. That’s the growing consensus among researchers, with implications for school culture… Fortunately, new research…
    Brenee Goforth, August 30, 2019
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    Unintended Consequences

    In Changes in Family Structure and Welfare Participation Since the 1960S: The Role of Legal Services, Jamein Cunningham and Andrew Goodman-Bacon document the unintended and undesirable consequences of a federal program that continues to attract widespread, bipartisan support. From the Abstract: This paper evaluates the effects of the War…
    Jon Guze, July 26, 2019