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Daily Archives: December 28, 2013

Fathers’ Involvement With Their Children: United States, 2006–2010

National Health Statistics Reports Number 71 December 20, 2013: “Objective—This report measures fathers’ involvement with their children. Father involvement is measured by how often a man participated in a set of activities in the last 4 weeks with children who were living with him and with children who were living apart from him. Involvement is measured separately for children aged 0–4 years and children aged 5–18 years. Increased involvement of fathers in their children’s lives has been associated with a range of positive outcomes for the children. Methods—The analyses presented in this report are based on a nationally representative sample of 10,403 men aged 15–44 years in the household population of the United States. The father-involvement measures are based on 2,200 fathers of children under age 5—1,790 who live with their children and 410 who live apart from their children, and on 3,166 fathers of children aged 5–18—2,091 who live with their children and 1,075 who live apart from their children.  Results—Statistics are presented on the frequency with which fathers took  part in a set of age-specific activities in their children’s lives. Differences in percent distributions are found by whether the father lives with or apart from his children, and by his demographic characteristics. In general, fathers living with their children participated in their children’s lives to a greater degree than fathers  who live apart from their children. Differences in fathers’ involvement with their children were also found by the father’s age, marital or cohabiting status, education, and Hispanic origin and race.”

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

“Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright’s Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas’s nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated toContinue Reading

Interagency Statement on Final Rule Implementing the “Volcker Rule”

“The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (collectively, the agencies) issued a statement on December 27, 2013, indicating they are evaluating whether it is appropriate not to subject pooled investment vehicles for TrustContinue Reading

WaPo – Afghanistan gains will be lost quickly after drawdown

Report predicts Taliban’s influence will grow, even if small troop presence remains and aid continues – By Ernesto Londoño, Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller “A new American intelligence assessment on the Afghan war predicts that the gains the United States and its allies have made during the past three years are likely to have been significantly eroded by 2017, even ifContinue Reading

New research suggests that people even solve math problems differently if their political ideology is at stake

Mother Jones – Science Confirms: Politics Wrecks Your Ability to Do Math, by Chris Mooney “Everybody knows that our political views can sometimes get in the way of thinking clearly. But perhaps we don’t realize how bad the problem actually is. According to a new psychology paper, our political passions can even undermine our very basic reasoning skills.Continue Reading

Investigative Report – A Deadly Mix in Benghazi

A Deadly Mix in Benghazi By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK December 28, 2013, New York Times [snipped] “”A fuller accounting of the attacks suggests lessons for the United States that go well beyond Libya. It shows the risks of expecting American aid in a time of desperation to buy durable loyalty, and the difficulty of discerning friends from alliesContinue Reading