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Entries by Philip N. Cohen from 11/2009

Whose Right to Sex Education?

| Posted 11.02.2009 | Politics

What did we get for $1.9 billion? Nothing good. Abstinence-only education has been shown to have no effect on how much teenagers have sex - none.

Who Needs Marriage?

| Posted 11.04.2009 | Healthy Living

Sociologists have long considered suicide to be the gold standard measure of psychological wellbeing. Now we have a long-term study that finds that marriage protects men more than women from themselves.

Exemplary Parenting, Same-Sex Style

| Posted 11.08.2009 | Healthy Living

As long as same-sex couples can't get married, research can't tell us much about what same-sex marriage will be like -- especially how legal recognition might affect their social legitimacy in the eyes of others.

What Ails Black Women, Part 1: Work and Wages

| Posted 11.17.2009 | Healthy Living

For the first time in a long time, White women are more likely to have jobs than Black women. Why are Black women falling further behind?

What Ails Black Women, Part 2: Health and Life

| Posted 11.24.2009 | Healthy Living

Even controlling for income, education, obesity, smoking, and some diseases, Black infant mortality is significantly higher. This presumably indicates worse healthcare.