Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

...techniques for teaching kids reading, writing, and arithmetic — cognitive skills — and compare the outcomes of kids with another curriculum that emphasized non-cognitive skills like sitting still and expanding...

Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? (Rebroadcast)

...community. And the idea there was to look at state-of-the-art techniques for teaching kids reading, writing, and arithmetic — cognitive skills — and compare the outcomes of kids with another...

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage

the fracking boom. DUBNER: Wow. So a coal boom produced more marriage, more kids and fewer kids born to unmarried moms; whereas a fracking boom produced more kids, but no...

Dalton Conley Answers Your “Parentology” Questions

...response and then intentionally exposed my kids to raw sewage (in small doses, of course) to build up their immune systems. I bribed them to do math thanks to an...

Is the American Dream Really Dead?

...the full population what income distributions look like for kids and for parents. And so you can basically ask, taking say, all of the kids born in America in the...

When Helping Hurts

...Somerville, at the time very poor neighborhoods. He identified roughly 250 at risk kids — talking to preachers, teachers and parents — which kids seemed to be having trouble. And...