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    Diverse Data Samples Drive Social Change

    November 2021

    In our latest Research & Action Report, we highlight some of the ways our research scientists are harnessing the power of data—which is most powerful when it represents all members of our communities.

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    Sounding the Alarm: Speaking Up Against Workplace Harassment, Discrimination, and Labor Abuse

    November 2021

    Wellesley College alumnae share their powerful stories of speaking out against labor abuse and their hopes for a more equitable workplace for women.

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    Fighting Time to End Systemic Racism

    November 1, 2021

    Senior Scholar Amy Banks, MD, reflects on the role of systemic racism in a wrongful conviction that changed the lives of two families forever.

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    Joining Social Media Before Age 11 Is Associated With Problematic Digital Behaviors

    October 2021

    New research findings highlight the negative effects of early social media use and tips for parents to counteract those effects.

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    Internship Reflection: Exploring the Role of Fathers in Sex Education

    October 2021

    Wellesley College student Jacqueline Brinkhaus shares insights from her research internship at WCW.

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Advancing Early Childhood Care and Education Policy in the U.S.

While not always a pressing domestic priority for all Americans, early childhood care and education (ECCE) for young children has been in the forefront for many working families for decades. In order to work or go to school or training, parents need someone to watch their young children before they are old enough to go to school. Sixty-one percent of children under the age of five are in some type of regular ECCE arrangement, and ECEE serves dual purposes. It not only allows parents to be employed or be in school or training, it also helps prepare children for school and academic success—this is especially true for children from families with low incomes. Even quality afterschool care or out-of-school-time care for school-age children can be hard to obtain. Finding the kind of care mothers and fathers want for their children and then learning they can’t afford it has broken many parents’ hearts and budgets. What are they to do? 

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