For Unwed Parents, a "Magic Moment" When Marriage Still Beckons

Unwed parents are more likely to wed before their child turns 3, according to a new study by Christina Gibson-Davis. But patterns vary greatly by race, and marital bonds formed after a child’s birth are fragile. The study appears in Demography. The findings also received recent attention in New York Magazine.

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New Research

Early Intervention Curbs Later Violence

With early intervention, aggressive children  committed fewer violent crimes and had fewer psychiatric and substance abuse problems as adults, says new research from Kenneth Dodge and colleagues at three other universities. The findings are based on more than two decades of research at four locations around the country. They are based on results from the Fast Track project, an intensive, multi-faceted intervention for children in first through 10th grades. The research appears online in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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