Welcome back to another week of summer TSP! We’ve got a new special feature on Asian Americans’ commitment to elite education, new research on jail time for fathers who do not pay child support, and reflections on fatal police shootings of people with mental illnesses.

Special Feature:

What’s Behind Asian Americans’ Academic Protests?” by Pawan Dhingra. In our latest feature, Pawan Dhingra explains what motivates many Asian Americans’ intense commitment to elite education.


Father’s Failure to Pay May Result in Jail Stay,” by Amber Joy Powell. New research in Socius examines noncustodial fathers’ risks of receiving jail time for nonpayment of child support.


Inequality and Motherhood After 40,” by Jasmine Syed. The Atlantic talks to Karina Shreffler about the costs and privileges of bearing children after age 40.

From Our Partners:


Thinking Caps,” by Esa Syeed.

Mental Illness Affects Police Fatal Shootings,” by Emma Franklin.

What is the Sexual Life Cycle of Those Who Ever Have a Same-Sex Partner?” by Emma Mishel and Paula England.

The Academic Partner Penalty,” by Mary DeStefano.

‘Freedom’: A Call for Papers,” by Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas.

Council on Contemporary Families:

The Nostalgia Trap,” by Stephanie Coontz.

Social Studies MN:

Studying Better Business Behavior at the Minnesota State Fair,” by Allison J. Steinke.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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