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Article ID: 693194

Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

Washington University in St. Louis

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

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19-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 693098

Study Suggests Social Workers Could Help Families Navigate Foreclosure, Protect the American Dream

Case Western Reserve University

In a qualitative study, researchers focused on Cleveland service providers who shared how foreclosure affects their clients. The research was recently published in The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.

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18-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692918

Childhood Poverty Cost U.S. $1.03 Trillion in a Year, Study Finds

Washington University in St. Louis

Childhood poverty cost $1.03 trillion in 2015, about 5.4 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Impoverished children grow up having fewer skills and are thus less able to contribute to the productivity of the economy,” said Mark Rank, noted wealth inequality researcher.

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16-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 692544

Energy Injustice? Cost, Availability of Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs Vary with Poverty Levels

University of Michigan

Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County.

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11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692356

NYC Event Launches Initiative on Global Corruption, Inequity and Poverty

Cornell University

The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Rebecca Valli in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 202-434-8049 or rv234@cornell.edu, and register here.

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6-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 692283

Stroke, Heart Disease, Cancer Are Major Drivers of Poverty

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Most aid provided to low- and middle-income countries is focused on controlling communicable diseases, like malaria, HIV, and other infectious diseases. However, according to new comprehensive analysis published April 4 in The Lancet, the focus should really be on controlling non-communicable diseases, like cancer, stroke, and heart disease – which are actually keeping the poorest communities poor, and negatively impacting economic development in these countries.

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5-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692104

Poverty Increases Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases in Lower Income Countries

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Poverty increases the risk of death and disability from non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, a new systematic review shows. Researchers also found evidence that developing an NCD increases the risk of falling into poverty in these countries.

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3-Apr-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 666325

Tariffs and Manufacturing Experts, Russian Relations, Fighting Fake News, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Newswise

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

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9-Mar-2018 6:00 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 690731

Study Suggests Why Food Assistance for Homeless Young Adults Is Inadequate

University at Buffalo

Though young homeless adults make use of available food programs, these support structures still often fail to provide reliable and consistent access to nutritious food, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo social work researcher. The findings, which fill an important gap in the research literature, can help refine policies and programs to better serve people experiencing homelessness, particularly those between the ages of 18-24.

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7-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 690438

New SNAPP Ventures Will Seek Solutions on Water, Poverty, Sanitation, Livestock Disease, Drought

Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP)

The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) announced the launch of five new multi-disciplinary teams aimed at tackling global issues including water quantity, poverty, sanitation, livestock disease, and drought.

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2-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST
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