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Happy Mamas Day to Mothers in Prison

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Deborah Jiang-Stein

The wreckage of sentencing a pregnant woman who's also an addict costs our society more than the price of prison. I know first hand.

LOOK: Happy Mama's Day!: 13 Greetings You Won't Find At The Drugstore

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Black Voices

"Roses are red, violets are blue, better luck next time finding a Mother's Day card that truly represents you." If you aren't the typical nuclear f...

Our Fiscal Crossroads: It's Your Economy

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

Immigrant labor is one of the main drivers of the U.S economy and immigrants often pay more in taxes than they have ever received in safety net benefits. So, the question is how can immigrants take advantage of a safety net that their work helps to sustain?

Strength in Fragility

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

If scholars are serious about producing research that attempts to influence policy change for all families, we cannot continue to "blame the victim." Instead, research must account for the multiple social disparities that both produce and inadvertently sustain all types of families.

Why Marriage Is Essential For The Economy

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings

Marriage, quite literally, is the lifeblood of the economy, according to a new report released Monday by the National Marriage Project at the Universi...