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Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States

Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States
Source: National Center for Health Statistics

Key findings
Data from the National Vital Statistics System and the National Survey of Family Growth…

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Social And Cultural Issues

Does the Gender of Offspring Affect Parental Political Orientation?

Does the Gender of Offspring Affect Parental Political Orientation?
Source: National Bureau of Economic Research

Recently, the sex of child has been widely used as a natural experiment and shown to induce change of the allegedly stable political predisposition, however, prior results have been contradictory: in the U.K., researchers found that having daughters leads to parents favoring left-wing political parties and to holding more liberal views on family/gender roles, whereas in the U.S.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Understanding Changes in Poverty

Understanding Changes in Poverty
Source: World Bank

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Social media freedom in Turkey

Social media freedom in Turkey
Source: European Parliamentary Research Service

After a two-month ban, the Turkish government restored access to the video-sharing website YouTube in June 2014.

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Government And Politics

The "Militarization" of Law Enforcement and the Department of Defense's "1033 Program", CRS Insights (August 20, 2014)

The “Militarization” of Law Enforcement and the Department of Defense’s “1033 Program”, CRS Insights (PDF)
Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

Recent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, MO, have raised questions about the “militarization” of law enforcement.

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Government And Politics