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The relationship between marriage and income: Jason Deparle captions: While the decline of two-parent families is most striking in the bottom quarter, that is a familiar story and had largely occurred by 1990. Much of the recent growth has occurred...
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SATs, Standard Variation, and Pseudo-Meritocracy

Politics / US Politics : Mike the Mad Biologist (3 days ago)

Wherein we are a traitor to our SAT percentile. We recently stumbled across this article about the relationship between family income and SAT scores. The College Board conceded that there’s a very strong income effect: Here’s the tr... Read Post

Chart Of The Day

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 years ago)

The majority of Americans make more money than their parents: A big caveat: Despite making more money than their parents, the bottom three income quintiles have all amassed less wealth. Only the top two income quintiles have done be... Read Post

Why the decline in marriage among first-time mothers matters for their children

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (2 days ago)

The relationship between marriage, childbearing and the well-being of both mothers and children is complicated, as I've noted before. When, how and with whom women have children is linked to their educational attainment, their likel... Read Post


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