Kids Get Squeezed in the Federal Budget

posted by Lindsay Dunckel A recent report by the Urban Institute, a non-partisan economic and social policy research institute, shows that children are getting a smaller share of the federal budget, with spending on kids not keeping pace with GDP growth (GDP is gross domestic product, a measure of national income).  Policy change is needed […]

New Study: Dads’ Care Benefits Babies’ Cognitive Development

posted by Lindsay Dunckel A new study from Child Trends, Involvement among Resident Fathers and Links to Infant Cognitive Outcomes, published online in the Journal of Family Issues, shows that fathers’ warmth, care, and play with their babies is positively linked with infant cognitive development–as seen in the babies’ babbling and exploring objects. The study also finds that fathers’ influence […]