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Birmingham Develops Blueprint for Future Indian Cities

Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.

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Economics, Hunger, Food Insecurity, Poverty, Children, Nutrition, Nutrition and Children

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

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In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study finds.

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MD Anderson Designated First Project ECHO Superhub for Oncology

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Recognizing a critical need to address disparities in cancer care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been designated as an ECHO superhub for oncology by the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center (UNMHSC). MD Anderson is one of just nine ECHO superhub sites in the world and the first focused on oncology.

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IPR Lecture to Focus on Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty

Johns Hopkins University scholar Kathryn Edin will deliver “Beyond $2 a Day: Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty,” the Institute for Policy Research’s Winter 2017 Distinguished Public Policy Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 16. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive on the University’s Evanston campus.

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Chronic Pain, Opioid Addiction, Wealth Inequality, Education Inequality, Health and Retirement Study, Pain and Disability, Socioeconomics

Poor and Less Educated Suffer the Most From Chronic Pain

Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more like to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, according to new research by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist.

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Mobile Phone and Satellite Data to Map Poverty

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An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty.

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Earned Income Tax Credit, Poverty, Tax Policy, Income Tax, low income taxpayers, Tax Credits, Low Income Workers

Despite a Valuable Asset to Lift Families Out of Poverty, Earned Income Tax Credit Often Goes Unused, Tax Expert Says

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UA Little Rock Receives Five-Year Grants Worth More Than $3.75 Million to Help Low-Income Students in Pulaski and Jefferson Counties

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received two five-year grants totaling more than $3.75 million to fund college readiness programs for low-income and first-generation college students in Pulaski and Jefferson counties.

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Shootings in U.S. Schools Are Linked to Increased Unemployment

A Northwestern University study has found that economic insecurity is related to the rate of gun violence at K-12 and postsecondary schools in the United States. When it becomes more difficult for people coming out of school to find jobs, the rate of gun violence at schools increases. The study reveals a persistent connection over time between unemployment and the occurrence of school shootings in the country as a whole, across various regions of the country and within affected cities.

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Preventable Deaths on the Rise in Delhi Despite Investments in Health Care

Preventable Deaths on the Rise in Delhi Despite Investments in Health Care

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Study: Tax-Return Delay Could Hurt Low-Income Families

Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer than usual this year for their federal income tax refunds because of a new law aimed at reducing fraud.The delay could prove costly for countless families “in relatively vulnerable financial circumstances,” finds a new study from the Brown School and the Tax Policy Center.

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Stanford Study: Stony Brook Creates Upward Income Mobility for Low Income Students

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A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward mobility for students from low income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, the report ranks Stony Brook among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation whose students begin college at the bottom fifth of income distribution and then go on to have income in the top three-fifths of income distribution.

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5 Minute Chats in the Waiting Room May Prompt Families to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Low-income families were more likely to use federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits and vegetables, a new study finds.

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Study Finds Vaccination Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Rabies Deaths in India

Every year in India, about 20,000 people die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated the best strategy to reduce this burden. Now, a new study has identified a cost-effective way to reduce death due to rabies.

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Raising Quality

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Alternative payment model boosts quality of care for low-income patients

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‘Just About Managing’ Families Need More Help to Save Researchers Say

Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. A new report from CHASM, University of Birmingham’s research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, is calling on the government and employers to do more to help those on lower incomes to start saving.

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Vanderbilt-Led Study Finds Parent’s Physical Activity Associated with Preschooler Activity in Underserved Populations

Preschool-age children from low-income families are more likely to be physically active if parents increase activity and reduce sedentary behavior while wearing movement monitors (accelerometers), according to a Vanderbilt study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Childhood Poverty, Developmental Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Human Development, Mental Health, Physiological Stress, Poverty, Psychological Health, Stress

Childhood Poverty Can Rob Adults of Psychological Health

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults.







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