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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Aug. 18, 2016 — The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is surprisingly lacking for much of the world. Applying machine learning to satellite images could identify ... read more

Struggling Families Crave Stability in Uncertain Times, Study Shows

July 15, 2016 — Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the United Kingdom are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard. A new study has taken a new look at life ... read more

Families With Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them

Apr. 27, 2016 — Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income -- but only among families with children, a new study has ... read more

Shifting Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study looks at income-based gaps in educational attainment. While the difference in high school graduation rates between high- and low-income students shrunk, inequality may have shifted to ... read more

Income Tax Preparation Chains Target Low-Income Workers

Apr. 14, 2016 — National tax preparation chains continue to exploit the working poor, many of whom spend a significant portion of a key federal anti-poverty tax credit just to pay for filing their taxes, a new study ... read more

Connecting Disadvantaged Immigrant Students to Community Resources May Boost School Achievement

Mar. 30, 2016 — A longitudinal study of first-generation immigrant students shows how a community-based intervention can help boost test scores and narrow the achievement gap between immigrant children and their ... read more

Four Simple Factors Can Determine Future Poverty risk

Mar. 2, 2016 — A new poverty risk calculator can determine an individual's risk of poverty based on four basic factors: race, education, marital status and ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Teacher turnover is often rightly perceived as a problem for schools. A growing body of evidence finds that teacher turnover reduces student achievement, either directly because replacement teachers ... read more

Teachers Reported Moderate to Major Concerns Prior to 2015 State Testing

Feb. 1, 2016 — Prior to the first round of K-12 standardized testing under Common Core education standards last year, most teachers had moderate to major concerns about test difficulty and low student performance, ... read more

Poverty May Increase Childhood Risk of Neurological Impairment, Study Suggests

Dec. 16, 2015 — Children from low income environments appear to have a higher risk of neurological impairment than those from more economically secure circumstances, according to researchers. This neurological ... read more

Gray Divorced Women Are More Likely to Be Poor, New Research Shows

Dec. 11, 2015 — More and more adults are entering their golden years alone, either through gray divorce, or by choosing to stay unmarried, and for older women, Social Security benefits often aren’t enough to stave ... read more

More Aggressive Climate Policies Are Needed to Save the Future Poor

Dec. 7, 2015 — If the poor continue to bear the brunt of climate change impacts -- and current climate policies remain the same -- the world's future poor will be even worse off than impoverished people today, ... read more

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices, Student Engagement in Early Elementary Classrooms

Nov. 18, 2015 — A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals' temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional ... read more

Childhood Obesity Linked to Poverty, Parenting Style

Nov. 10, 2015 — With childhood obesity rates on the rise, a team of based researchers embarked on a study to show how authoritarian parenting and household income combine to affect kid's obesity ... read more

Bangladesh Health Successes Shift Chronic Diseases to Poor

Oct. 20, 2015 — Over the past decades, Bangladesh observed a successful health transition while chronic diseases shifted from the rich to affect, in excess, also poor households. Observations over more than two ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — An instructional program for parents helps young children retain the literacy skills and positive learning behaviors acquired in Head Start through to the end of the kindergarten year, according to ... read more

UK Welfare Cuts Will Have Negative Impact on Poor Children's Health

Oct. 14, 2015 — Proposed UK government welfare changes have serious implications for child health, suggests a new study. The analysis shows that lone parents and families with children who depend on welfare support ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Frequent School Moves Hurt Low-Income Childrens' Math Scores

Oct. 8, 2015 — Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the ... read more

Are American Schools Making Inequality Worse?

Sep. 30, 2015 — Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the nation's most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to a a new study. Findings from the study ... read more

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