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What Will it Take to End Teenage Pregnancy in the US?

Remember the culture wars? If you tuned into the chatter on contraception and religious freedom in the last couple weeks, you could be forgiven for thinking that it was 1985 all over again. The Obama administration wants to require all … Continue reading

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Unequal, competitive, and macho?

As international data gets more readily available, we see ever-more papers that look at the relationship of inequality with something new. Still, I was slightly taken aback to see a paper – in the Proceedings of the Royal Society (B), … Continue reading

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Raising the pension age: working longer but fairer

The chorus of pensions experts in high-income countries have long been singing the refrain, ‘state pension ages should rise’ – people are living longer, pensions are costing more, and the cost can only be brought under control by working for … Continue reading

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Marriage May be Fun, But Not For Everyone

There’s a nice brief from Brookings about the economy and patterns in marriage in the United States. Here are a few highlights: The marriage rate among young people continues to decrease, but the change is long-term and is not correlated … Continue reading

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