Greetings, social science fans! This week you’ll find social science research on how students benefit from after-school programs, changing family vacation norms, and reflections on the social impact of global population change.

There’s Research on That!:

How Students Benefit from After-School Programs,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. We revisit research demonstrating that students do benefit from after-school programs.


When the World Stops Growing,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. The Atlantic talks with sociologist Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue about how population changes may affect family structures.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

Family Matters,” by Evan Stewart.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Won’t You Be My (Vacation) Neighbor? Second Homeowners and Changing Family Vacation Norms in the Sharing Economy,” by Michelle Janning.

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