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Entries by Philip N. Cohen from 01/2010

Recession begets family violence

| Posted 01.02.2010 | Healthy Living

Evidence of the recession's effect on family violence is piling up. Here's a rundown. The NY Times reports that, in New York's recession-year court b...

Born in Chains

| Posted 01.06.2010 | Politics

On the one hand: When [Shawanna] Nelson was six months pregnant, she was incarcerated in Arkansas for passing bad checks. She went into labor during h...

Juvenile Detention: When Young People Can't Say 'No'

| Posted 01.10.2010 | Politics

The exact numbers are not the point, but the order of magnitude matters: about 12% of youths held in state-run, privately run, or local facilities reported sexual victimization last year, according to the Justice Department.

Keeping the Mancession in Perspective

| Posted 01.16.2010 | Business

The new Census report shows a change, but not a sea change, in the gender-and-family employment picture.

Who Rules the Recliner Now?

| Posted 01.19.2010 | Healthy Living

The Pew Research Center put together some trends from Census data in a new report, which is getting covered by the NYTimes and others. The underlying ...

Orphans of Disaster

| Posted 01.22.2010 | World

Amidst the horror and heartbreak in Haiti, there is the added atrocity of children losing their parents. Because there are no real numbers to put on ...

Haiti v. Sex: What's On Your Mind?

| Posted 01.25.2010 | Healthy Living

On January 13, Google searches for the word "Haiti" suddenly surpassed searches for the word "sex" for the first time in recorded history.

Gendering Parenthood Studies

| Posted 01.29.2010 | Healthy Living

Who parents "best"? This post follows up on Exemplary parenting, same-sex style. A new review of several dozen parenting studies attempts to assess t...