For children, the benefits of being born in tough times can outweigh the costs.
July 18, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
The vast majority of doctors working in emergency care have received only four months of training in pediatrics, and what they learned about treating full-grown adults rarely translates well.
July 17, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Republicans say it is a matter of states’ rights.
June 30, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
The theories and policies that govern American adoptions are out of date. At least until they’re changed—to keep state and private agencies from applying the law in such a way as to prioritize heterosexual couples—you can expect the outgoing adoption industry to continue growing, raising important questions about race and rights.
June 24, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
A close look at a Pew Social Trends report.
June 16, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Mindi has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called “predictive neglect.”
June 11, 2014 • 2:54 PM • Share
In a new study, kids gave lower ratings to teachers who left out key details about toys. And once misled, they inspected new toys more carefully.
June 11, 2014 • 5:00 AM • Share
Low-wage shift work rarely covers the cost of child care.
May 30, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
There has been very little research into the effects of throwing the parents of more than a million children into prison.
May 14, 2014 • 10:26 AM • Share
Scientists discovered that young girls who were labeled as “fat” were more likely to grow into adults that the medical community labels as “obese.”
May 2, 2014 • 10:15 AM • Share
Or, more specifically, what’s wrong with taking a steroid, while you’re pregnant, to try to increase the odds that your female fetus will someday grow up to be a straight woman who gives you grandchildren, and not a lesbian daughter more interested in puppies?
April 23, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Many people who qualify for government assistance are afraid to ask for it.
April 17, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
April 14, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
On reservations that have been described as “chaos” and “a swirling hell,” child welfare officials could have good intentions, but their efforts are still in clear violation of the Indian Children Welfare Act of 1978.
April 1, 2014 • 7:00 AM • Share
Increased vigilance isn’t necessarily the best way to prevent child-safety issues and injuries.
March 25, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Rennie Gibbs, a 16-year-old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.
March 20, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Gay, straight, single, divorced: Five studies that prove that the who of family matters a lot less than the how when it comes to raising happy, healthy kids.
March 19, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
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