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March 30, 2017

Mar. 23, 2017 — Racial segregation is declining, but it remains higher for families with children than those without, a new study shows. Race appears to be a 'proxy' for school quality for many white ... read more

Poverty Should Be Measured by More Than Income

Nov. 17, 2016 — New research reveals there are multiple dimensions of deprivation, and those dimensions can impact a person’s sense of financial security. She specifically cites six measures as being a more ... read more

New Evidence That Politics, Not Economics, Drives Inequality

Oct. 26, 2016 — One of the biggest surprises about rising income inequality in the United States may be that economic factors aren't the biggest cause, a new study ... read more

Family-Centered Pre-Kindergarten Provides a Strong Foundation for Children's Mental Health and School Success

Oct. 3, 2016 — A family-centered pre-k intervention has a positive, lasting impact on child mental health and academic performance, report ... read more

For-Profit Trade Schools Prove Costly for Disadvantaged Black Youth

Sep. 15, 2016 — Young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods are drawn to for-profit trade schools as the quickest route to jobs. But the very thing that makes for-profit schools seem so appealing — a streamlined ... read more

Child Stimulation Intervention Fosters Early Child Development in Rural Peru

Sep. 9, 2016 — Children in rural Peru who are stimulated with age-adjusted toys at an early age perform better in categories such as fine motor skills, understanding time and space, or cognitive abilities. The ... read more

Earned Income Tax Credit Program Is a Boon for Health, Report Suggests

Sep. 7, 2016 — The Earned Income Tax Credit program is not only good for people's pocketbooks, but also for their health, new research shows. Findings of a new suggest that the program is much more ... read more

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

Soft Drink, Soft Price: Soda Prices Found to Be Significantly Low

July 18, 2016 — Researchers found a huge disparity between the price of soda, which is linked to the prevalence of health issues like diabetes, and milk -- a difference in price that could be narrowed by taxes like ... read more

Poor African-American Men Have Lowest Likelihood of Overall Survival

July 18, 2016 — African-American men living below poverty had the lowest overall survival in a study that examined the effects of sex, race and socioeconomic status on overall mortality, according to an ... 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

Migrant Money Puts Aid in the Shade

May 12, 2016 — International remittances have poverty and inequality-reducing effects in Sub-Saharan Africa, new research suggests. The results suggest that a 10% increase in remittances as share of gross domestic ... read more

May 11, 2016 — While heart attack rates across all income levels have declined significantly over the last 15 years, people living in low-income communities are still more likely to be hospitalized for acute ... 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

When You Claim Social Security Influences Whether Your Spouse Enters Poverty in Widowhood

Mar. 15, 2016 — A recent study finds that when the primary wage earner in a marriage claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later ... read more

Growing Up in Poor Neighborhoods Increases Likelihood of Obesity, New Research Shows

Mar. 15, 2016 — The length of time children and young adults live in poor neighborhoods is associated with obesity later in life, new research confirms. This is one of a few recent studies to illustrate the health ... 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

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