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“Leaning in” Hurts Poor Women When Childcare Is Scarce

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Poor moms who return to the workforce after a period of unemployment suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and physical symptoms of stress when they don’t have access to decent childcare, according to Vanderbilt sociology graduate student Anna Jacobs.

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Marriage Not a Protective Mechanism Among Low-Income Urban Women

Marriage may not be the protective mechanism it was thought to be when it comes to poverty and child well-being among low-income urban young women, particularly those who have experienced trauma, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.“Marriage, per se, did not appear to buffer the likelihood of having other negative adult outcomes for women with children,” said Melissa Jonson-Reid, professor at the Brown School and co-author of the paper, “Family Formation: A Positive Outcome for Vulnerable Young Women?” published in the August issue of the journal Children and Youth Services Review.

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How Is Our Control Over Our Actions Influenced by Luck?

Does a person’s negative circumstances – particularly those including poverty, lack of education, lack of strong parental support – affect whether they are morally responsible for their behavior? That’s just one of the questions Matthew Talbert, associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at West Virginia University, asks in his new book, “Moral Responsibility: An Introduction.”

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Lack of Transportation Hampers Hungry Children From Receiving Free Summer Meals, Baylor Study Finds

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Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many families in Texas whose children could benefit from free summer meals, a federally funded program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, according to a study by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University.

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Low-Income Single Moms Show Greater Earnings Mobility Than Men, People with Disabilities, Others

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Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.

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Cancer Patients Miss Appointments, Prescriptions Due to Inability to Afford Care

Researchers report preliminary findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2016 that 26 percent of a survey of adult cancer patients reported they paid more for medical care than they could afford. Those patients also reported missing appointments and prescriptions because of affordability issues.

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Find Political Experts, The Latest Research and Polls in the U.S. Politics News Source

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Low-Income, Rural Mothers Express Need for Family Time Outdoors

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Low-income, rural mothers say participating in outdoor activities as a family is a primary need for their physical and emotional well-being. But a new paper co-authored by Iowa State University's Kimberly Greder finds many don't have access to usable outdoor space.

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Why Everyone Wants to Help the Sick -- but Not the Unemployed

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New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. The answer is found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.

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African-American Girls in Low-Income, High-Crime Neighborhoods Experience Threats and Objectification, Georgia State Study Finds

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African-American girls in high-risk neighborhoods report encounters with aggression and sexual objectification, according to Georgia State University researchers.

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Extreme Preemies Disadvantaged in Employment, Income, Self-Esteem, Marriage and More by Their 30s

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Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more by the time they reach their 30s. A longitudinal study has followed the ELBW survivors born between 1977 and 1982.

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Simple, Rapid TB Diagnosis Feasible in Low-Resource, High-Burden Settings

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A streamlined approach to tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis requiring a single sputum sample and providing rapid, accurate results to patients proved feasible in rural Uganda, according to research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.

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Financial Status Affects Success of Students with Learning Disabilities

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A new University of Iowa study found that only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations.

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Schools Need to Provide Better Access to Community Services So All Students Can Learn

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All across the country, there are low-performing school districts, under-achieving students and frustrated teachers, but current literature doesn’t fully address the root of the problems. The new book "School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children" re-thinks the relationship between public education and communities, and how schools can help break the cycle of poverty while promoting student and teacher success.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

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