Relative Social Status by Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in India

Indian Women Learning

Intimate partner violence often relates to power struggles. Research shows that in India, women are vulnerable when uneducated – but more likely to suffer abuse if employed.

Runaway/Throwaway Children: Predictors and Preventions


What makes kids run away? What’s a throwaway child? Our society needs to take a hard look at these numbers to prevent further damage to our youth.

Scourge of Long-Term Unemployment Hinders Mental Health


How does long-term unemployment, such as many suffer during an economic downturn, affect our mental health? Are the unemployed more likely to be depressed?

Does Using GPS to Track Children Provide False Security?

GPS may save fewer children than building a strong relationship. Image by taliesin.

A missing child is every parent’s worst nightmare.  Global positioning services or GPS offer a way to monitor your child’s location, but purchasing expensive cell phones for young children is not very practical. Now a device marketed for parents of four to eight year olds has hit the stores. The FiLP  can call up to five phone […]

It’s a Cell Block Life: Prison for Profit May Mean More Time Behind Bars


Prison for profits and public prisons have similar recidivism rates, but corporate lobbyists may be using taxpayer dollars to push for longer sentences.