From Foster Care to Forever Families? How Does the Federal Adoption Tax Credit Affect Adoptions?

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit, introduced in 1997 to promote foster care adoption, became refundable for two tax years only,

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More Grooms than Brides—Does Marriage Market Competition Induce More Investment in Stocks?

The value of the stock market in both developing and developed countries has experienced tremendous growth recently, which has a

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Being at the Top of the Class Fosters Conscientiousness

Relative comparison is a relevant phenomenon throughout the life course and in different environments—we are often thinking about how we

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Student Loans—Extra Cash per Semester Doesn’t Translate to Better Results

Student loans balances exceed 1.6 trillion dollars, and the amount keeps growing. Why do students borrow, and when they borrow,

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How Do Peers Impact Learning—Virtual Edition?

As education has moved increasingly online, it’s important to understand how peers can help one another learn in virtual settings.

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Changing Teacher Pension Plans Is a Challenge, Especially if You Want High-Quality Teachers

Nationally, employer costs for public teacher pensions have increased from $530, or 4.8 percent of per-pupil operating expenditures in 2004,

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Traditional Financial Aid Packages May Be Less Helpful for Older, Working Adults

Although college enrollment increased significantly over the last few decades, fewer than half of all adults have earned a postsecondary

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How Do Health Shocks Impact Labor Supply? Gender Matters

In the developing world missing work due to illness often means poor families struggle. Since few jobs offer paid sick

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Better Educator Incentives Can Improve Primary School Completion

Primary school completion rates remain low, and educator accountability remains weak in many low-income countries. The accountability pressures that do

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How Do “High-Stakes” Grades Affect Student Behavior?

Grades, including evaluations by teachers, standardized test scores, and exam results, can affect student behavior for at least three reasons.

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