Spring 2016
When Lara Avsar was a student at Harvard Business School, she encountered an academic study that stuck with her. It found that girls’ self-esteem peaks at age...

FREE-RANGE KIDS: Why does an old-fashioned childhood sound so radical?

Annual Julia Howe Ward Child Development Lecture
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Diana Center, Event Oval

The founder of the book, blog and movement, "Free-Range Kids" discusses her parenting philosophy and the controversy she set off with her son's now famous unsupervised subway ride.

Adolescent Immigrant Students in the U.S.

A lecture with Carola Suárez-Orozco
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

President Spar discusses the booming baby business

“When parents buy eggs or sperm, when they contract with surrogates, they are doing business,” says Debora Spar.

Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930

In modern Latin America, profound social inequalities have persisted despite the promise of equality. Nara B. Milanich argues that social and legal practices surrounding family and kinship have helped produce and sustain these inequalities.