2010 study by Northwestern University on the potential larger effects of early music training on the brain's development, including linguistic abilities.
2010 report by the Pew Hispanic Center on the characteristics of unauthorized immigrants' families, parenting status and their children.
2010 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the effects of a school-based program addressing risk factors for diabetes and obesity.
2010 paper by the Harvard Medical School examining whether treating children and adults with mental health illnesses could reduce crime.
2010 study looking at the potential effects on children's diet of putting nutrition information on fast food items.
2009 Tufts University study on the relationship between household tobacco use and child nutrition in the developing world.
2008 University of California, San Francisco, study on the causes behind the high rate of dental care among the state's Latino children.
2009 National Bureau of Economic Research paper on the relationship between early exposure to violence and later problems such as substance abuse and delinquency.
2008 review by the Harvard Family Research Project of available research on the relative benefits and required factors for success of after-school programs.
2009 RAND Corporation study based on data from more than 600 charter schools.