Hi Everyone! We’re gearing up for another great semester here at TSP headquarters. This week we’re featuring our final honorable mention winner for our ‘Teach with TSP’ contest. Come back next week to see the winning submission! In new pieces, we’ve got research on the social experiences of infertility, why children re-enter the foster care system after being reunited with their parents, and the marriage market gap.

Teaching TSP:

Teaching Gender with Blogging,” by Ruth M. Hernández. In this assignment, students write a blog post over the semester to explore a topic related to gender.

There’s Research on That!:

Social Experiences of Infertility,” by Allison Nobles. Michelle Obama talks about her own struggles with fertility in her new book, so we rounded up research on the social experiences of infertility.

Government Shutdown,” by TSP Editors. We brought back an oldie but goodie in light of the current U.S. government shutdown.


For Some Foster Children, “Permanency” Isn’t Permanent,” by Mark Lee. New research in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that children who were placed in foster care because of parental substance abuse and neglect face greater challenges to being reunited with their parents for good.

From Our Partners:


The Marriage Market Gap,” by Paige Miller.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Per Coontz, Equality is Agenda for All Working People Not Just Feminists,” by Virginia Rutter.

Separating Migrant Families, as Practiced around the Globe,” by Maria Cecilia Hwang, Carolyn Choi, and Rhacel Parreñas.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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