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September 25, 2023

As NYC Reels from Fentanyl Day Care Tragedy, Child Care Overdoses Are More Common Than We Think

“He had so much love,” Zoila Dominici said of her 1-year-old son Nicholas who died last week from fentanyl exposure after his home-based day care in The Bronx, Divino Nino, was found to…

September 20, 2023

Do Two Parents Matter More Than Ever?

…recent analysis by Nicholas Zill and Brad Wilcox found that “rates of school contact for student misbehavior are nearly twice as high among students living with separated or divorced parents…

September 6, 2023

Working from Home Has Increased More Modestly Than Many Believe

…percent given by the SWAA—just over half as large. In conversation over email, WFH Research’s Nicholas Bloom and Steven Davis indicated that they do not believe the ACS provides a…

July 27, 2023

Time to Do Something About the NILFs

…with “deaths of despair,” incarceration, and single parenthood. As Nicholas Eberstadt has documented, men who are “not in the labor force” (NILF) are alarmingly disengaged from others and overly self-focused. According to federal time-use surveys, NILFs do very…

July 25, 2023

Why Is Economic Growth Good?

…wellbeing,” economist Nicholas Oulton writes: GDP has always been a measure of output, not of welfare. But although GDP is not a measure of human welfare, it can be considered…

July 17, 2023

What the Rise in Dog Attacks Signals About the State of America’s Social Capital

If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of being attacked or bitten by a dog, you’re not alone. The one time it happened to me was while walking at…

April 18, 2023

Introduction to The Social Breakdown

…middle layers.[4] More recently, Charles Murray’s In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good[5] and Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 and Nicholas Eberstadt’s Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis[6] have explored the themes of social connection…

February 27, 2023

China’s Revolution in Family Structure: A Huge Demographic Blind Spot with Surprises Ahead

This report maps out recent and prospective trends in China’s family structure and kinship network patterns and assesses the social, economic, and political implications of these changes. We believe this…

January 1, 2023

Perspective: Is your boss on your DOS? How remote work monitoring can work

…managers fear someone, somewhere isn’t working as hard they could. Much of this concern seems to be misplaced. Stanford University’s Nicholas Bloom and his research team estimate productivity will significantly increase simply due…

September 19, 2022

Men Without Work in the Post-Pandemic Era

…a.m. Presentation: Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, AEI 10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, AEI Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W….