Welcome to another week at TSP! We’ve got research on the meanings of motherhood and opting out, state variation in felon disenfranchisement, and the relationship between unauthorized immigrants and the U.S. economy.

There’s Research on That!:

Opting In and Out of Motherhood,” by Amber Joy Powell. As Mother’s Day came and went in the United States, we reflected on the social science behind the meanings of motherhood and the impact on those who opt out.


How Albanians became White in Little Italy,” by Lucas Lynch. New research in Ethnic and Racial Studies finds that Albanian immigrants were able to incorporate themselves into Italian businesses and neighborhoods in 1960s New York City because of shared culture, history, and racial backgrounds. 


The States are Not United on Felon Voting Rights,” by Caity CurryThe New York Times discusses the work of Sarah Shannon and Chris Uggen on state variation in felon disenfranchisement practices.

From Our Partners:

Council on Contemporary Families:

It’s 2018. It’s Time to Update Sex Ed,” by Lorena Garcia.

Social Studies MN:

Learning from Political Splits in Spain,” by Allison J. Steinke.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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