Professor Rachel Kimbro was recently featured in WalletHub's piece about the best and worst cities for Texas families. She answers the questions: What are some tips for young families looking for quality public schools and affordable housing in Texas? How can local officials in Texas make their cities more attractive to young families? and Looking just within Texas, to what degree is child development and a
family’s quality of life influenced by the city they live in?
New research from Rice University and West Virginia University theorizes that “anti-evolution” education legislation continues to be introduced because lawmakers want to appease religious constituents, not because they expect the bills to be made into laws.
While a reported drop in obesity rates among U.S. children has been heralded as positive news, more work must be done to understand exactly why that drop occurred, according to researchers at Rice and Temple universities.
Even after a year of continuing low oil prices and growing layoffs in the energy industry, Houston area residents are remarkably optimistic about jobs and the future, according to the Kinder Houston Area Survey, conducted by sociologist and Kinder Institute Founding Director Stephen Klineberg.