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Georgia State University Researchers, Partners to Share Results of Atlanta Homeless Youth Count Project, May 3

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Georgia State University and partner institutions have completed a comprehensive count and assessment of the number of homeless youth in Atlanta and its immediate environs.

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Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks

The connection between a family’s income and childhood health has been well-established, with lower income linked to poorer health and a greater likelihood of more chronic conditions. Now a new study by UCLA researchers shows that the size of the paycheck is not all that matters when it comes to children’s health risks. So does the amount that a family has tucked away in savings.

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Study Details Lives of Homeless Youths Across the Country

In study for the federal government, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologists uncover new and sobering details about life for America's homeless youth.

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Want to Eat Better? Sorry, We’re Closed.

Getting more nutritious meals on the tables of low-income Americans could depend on the hours the stores in their neighborhoods keep. Stores likely to sell fresh produce aren’t open as long in areas with more socioeconomic struggles, and that problem is more pronounced in neighborhoods where many African Americans live, new research from The Ohio State University has found.

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Research Reveals Racial Disparities in Education Debt

Low-to-moderate income (LMI) black students and graduates accrue on average $7,721 more student debt than their white counterparts, finds a new analysis by researchers in the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis.“College in America is becoming increasingly unaffordable, and that is especially true for lower- and middle-income black households,” said Michal Grinstein-Weiss, associate director of the CSD, director of the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change and professor at the Brown School.

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Researchers Find a Fast Road Out of Poverty

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New research has measured the 'wealth effect' of upgrading the infrastructure in poorer sections of cities. Revamps, such as surfacing roads and joining them to the city grid, dramatically push up prices of the adjoining land and properties, says the study to be published in the journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto measured how households who owned property in the upgraded roads were also allowed to spend more on credit so they could buy items for the home or cars that made them better off.

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International Agriculture Expert Joins Global Institute for Food Security Board

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Lutz Goedde, a leading expert in strategies to improve agricultural productivity around the world, has joined the board of directors of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion, the Sharing Economy and the World’s Poor: Scholarly Experts Available for Comment

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Medicaid Expansion Significantly Boosts Insurance Coverage Among Low-Income Adults

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Researchers at UCLA have that found states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act saw a significant increase in rates of health insurance among low-income adults compared with states that did not expand the program. The study, published in the peer-reviewed Annals of Internal Medicine, also found improved quality of coverage, more frequent use of health care, and increased rates of diagnoses for chronic health conditions.

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A Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called ShotSpotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

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When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? The University of Virginia’s Jennifer Doleac is determined to find out. An assistant professor of public policy and economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, she has been using data from new surveillance technology to research the disparity between the number of recorded gunshot sounds and the number of reported incidents of gun violence.

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Don’t Count on Strangers in Medical Emergencies, Especially if You’re African-American

So long, good Samaritans. In the first study of its kind, Cornell sociologists have found that people who have a medical emergency in a public place can’t necessarily rely on the kindness of strangers. Only 2.5 percent of people, or 1 in 39, got help from strangers before emergency medical personnel arrived, in research published April 14 in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Income Tax Preparation Chains Target Low-Income Workers

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 concludes.

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Ga., N.Y. Sociologists Get National Science Foundation Grant To Investigate Affordable Housing Approach

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Researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta and the City University of New York (CUNY) have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study community land trusts, a way cities can help address America's urban affordable housing crisis.

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Research Finds Health Cost for Motivated, Disadvantaged Youth

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There may be a hidden cost to the old adage of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps: Research out of the University of Georgia suggests the unintended stress spurred by upward mobility can pose an unintended health risk later down the road.

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Household Food Insecurity at Record High in the North: University of Toronto Researchers

Despite anti-poverty efforts, hunger in Canada has not decreased - and it has now reached epidemic levels in Nunavut, where almost half of households suffer from food insecurity, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers.

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Researchers Find Safety-Net Clinics Are Important Options for Minority, Low-Income Populations, Even with Insurance

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Safety-net clinics are likely to continue to play a critical role in meeting the needs of insured minority and low-income populations despite expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

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Raising Wages Won’t Solve Income Inequality, but Will Help Poor Americans

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Oklahoma Is One of the Hungriest States in the Country

For some people, being hungry simply means it has been a few hours since their last meal. Unfortunately, many Oklahomans struggle with hunger every single day.

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Calculator Estimates Your Risk of Poverty During Next 15 Years