Today, only half of children grow up to earn more than their parents, as opportunities for upward mobility continue to decline. Meanwhile, more than 15 percent of children live in poverty.
So-called “chain migration” is in the news again as House Republicans try to introduce a government funding bill that includes $5 billion in funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Children who grow up in urban counties with high upward mobility exhibit fewer behavioral problems and perform better on cognitive tests, according to a study led by Princeton University.
Researchers have had trouble explaining why black children are much more likely than other children to suffer from asthma.
The Trump administration hopes to slash $10.6 billion from current education initiatives, channeling part of the money to expanding charter schools and providing vouchers for private and religious schools, recent reports indicate.
High-quality pre-K programs can indeed play an important role in improving later outcomes for children, particularly for children from more disadvantaged families, according to evidence presented in the latest issue of Future of Children, a joint-publication of...