This essay collection contains contributions from leading scholars in the fields of economics, psychology, social science, and philosophy. It provides a kaleidoscope of views on the issues raised by a policy focus on the formation of character, and its relationship to questions of opportunity.
The Marriage Challenge is a fun and informative monthly podcast designed to help any couple strengthen their relationship. Each month features a guest couple tackling a different topic, sharing when and how they got it wrong and what has helped them to change. Each edition also features a helpful challenge for the listener to try …
Richard V. Reeves, Joanna Venator and Kimberly Howard assess the quality of measures available in U.S. survey data for two specific non-cognitive skills, drive and prudence, which we term “performance character strengths” – non-cognitive skills that relate to outcomes important for economic mobility, such as educational attainment.
There is an increasing divide in America along marriage lines. The prospects of those coming from intact married families are strong, but the economic prospects of those hailing from single parent families are foundering.
There is hope that by uniting under the Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families program, the various initiatives aimed at strengthening the role of dads in their kids’ lives can have more of an impact
American adults who have children younger than 18 at home are more likely to say they smile or laugh a lot on any given day, but also to report feeling a lot of stress. The pattern is similar for women and men.