Empathy helps explain how parental support can prevent teen delinquency

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study of nearly 4,000 school children has found that youngsters who feel they have empathic support from their parents and caregivers are verging away from a wide range of delinquent behavior, such as committing crimes. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Moral Education, the research, which drew on data […]

Parental HPV vaccine hesitancy increased during 2012 to 2018

(HealthDay)—From 2012 to 2018, there was an increase in the proportion of unvaccinated adolescents who received a recommendation for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, but parental HPV vaccine hesitancy also increased, according to a research brief published online Feb. 9 in Pediatrics. Kalyani Sonawane, Ph.D., from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and […]

Generous parental leave leads to staff shortages, nursing home deaths

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new paper in the Review of Economic Studies, published by Oxford University Press, finds that a generous parental leave policy nurses enjoyed in Denmark caused nursing shortages, which resulted in a decline in the quality of hospital and nursing home care. The study estimates a large increase in nursing home […]