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1. Allison, Wes
Patient, Inform Thyself
St. Petersburg Times, July 5, 2000, Floridian; Health News; Pg. 4D
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Times Publishing Company
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Birth Order; Family Size; Family Studies; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Siblings

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This article compiles various health news blurbs. One of them references the study "Resolving the Debate over Birth Order, Family Size and Intelligence," which uses Children of the NLSY79 data to show that sibling order does not affect intelligence.
Bibliography Citation
Allison, Wes. "Patient, Inform Thyself." St. Petersburg Times, July 5, 2000, Floridian; Health News; Pg. 4D.
2. Arbel, Tali
Police Record an Extra Burden in Job Hunt
St Petersburg Times, Friday, July 23, 2010.
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY97
Publisher: Times Publishing Company
Keyword(s): Crime; Employment; Job Skills

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[Based on: Englehardt, B. The Effect of Employment Frictions on Crime, Journal of Labor Economics 28,3 (July 2010): 677-718. Also: "

Think your job hunt is long? For those who have been to prison, it is probably even longer.

In one recently published study, an economics professor said it took more than twice as long for people who had been in jail to find employment than those who had never been to jail. Criminals also earn about 20 to 30 percent less than those not convicted of a crime, and were about twice as likely to lose a job as those who had not been to jail.

"The job market for those previously incarcerated is significantly different, and tougher, than for those not incarcerated," said College of the Holy Cross professor Bryan Engelhardt in a report from the Journal of Labor Economics' July edition.

Engelhardt also found that those who found work faster were less likely to go back to jail. He said a job placement program that could place those released from jail in a job in half the time -- three months rather than six months, for example -- could reduce recidivism by more than 5 percent. Recidivism, or a relapse into crime, is common. The Department of Justice has said that about half of adult released inmates are convicted of a crime again within three years.

Engelhardt analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a government survey of 24- to 32-year-olds from 1989 to 1993. During that period, there was a recession from July 1990 to March 1991. More recently, other studies have shown that finding a job is hard for those fresh out of jail. A study by the Urban Institute think tank tracking former male prisoners from 2002 to 2005 found that only 45 percent of those who were eight months out of prison were employed. That study also found that holding a job made reincarceration less likely in the first year out of prison, said Nancy La Vigne, an expert with the institute. The higher the person's wages were, the less likely he was to commit another crime, the report said.

While data from the downturn and current period isn't yet available, it is likely that with more competition for jobs, it is even harder now for former prisoners to find employment, La Vigne said.

Bibliography Citation
Arbel, Tali. "Police Record an Extra Burden in Job Hunt." St Petersburg Times, Friday, July 23, 2010.
3. Harvey, Charlotte Bruce
Fate of the Family
St. Petersburg Times, May 24, 1992: 1D
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: St. Petersburg Publishing House
Keyword(s): Divorce; Family Structure; Marriage; Sex Roles

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For the past decade or so, Americans have listened anxiously to a litany of alarms about the decline of the family. We've heard frightening statistics about the divorce rate, about day-care scandals, about teenage single mothers, about latch-key kids who spend hours glued to the tube. We've listened frustrated, confused and angry at times as one side painted the family as a patriarchal prison that devalues women's contributions as drudgery, while the other side blamed women for wanting to have it all at the expense of the family. Family advocate Frances K. Goldscheider agrees with the conservatives who worry that the family is in danger, but she says they've bagged the wrong suspect. Since her graduate school days in the '60s, Goldscheider had been studying the growing numbers of Americans living alone, first looking at elderly women and then observing a similar shift among young people. In 1980, while on a research sabbatical at the RAND Corp. in California, she met another demographer, Linda J. Waite, who had been studying marriage specifically, the factors that lead people to marry. As they talked about their work, Goldscheider began to wonder whether independent living might affect young people's marriage patterns. With grants from RAND and then other foundations, she and Waite began what would evolve into a 10-year, cross-country collaboration, culminating last fall in the publication of New Families, No Families? The Transformation of the American Home (University of California Press). Their book centers around the generation of Americans who came into their 30s during the 1980s, analyzing their sex-role attitudes, work and living arrangements. It uses data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience, which are based on repeated interviews with the same subjects over a number of years.
Bibliography Citation
Harvey, Charlotte Bruce. "Fate of the Family." St. Petersburg Times, May 24, 1992: 1D.