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Article ID: 710637

Research shows impact of poverty on children's brain activity

University of East Anglia

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710193

Debt reduction improves psychological and cognitive function, enabling better decision-making

National University of Singapore

While many of the poor are burdened with debt, helping them financially is controversial because their debts are often believed to result from bad habits. A new study by the Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) demonstrates that reducing the number of debt accounts lowers the mental burden of the poor, thereby improving psychological and cognitive performance. This enables better decision-making. Hence, poverty interventions should be structured to improve psychological and cognitive functioning in addition to addressing the financial needs of the poor.

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25-Mar-2019 11:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710043

First of its Kind Statistics on Pregnant Women in U.S. Prisons

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year. They also found that most of the prison pregnancies — over 90 percent — ended in live births with no maternal deaths.

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21-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709047

Environmental justice begins with awareness, advocacy

University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Azita Amiri, an assistant professor in UAH’s College of Nursing, and Dr. Shuang Zhao, an assistant professor in both the Department of Political Science and the Department of Atmospheric Science, have been working to bring attention to the plight of residents in Uniontown, Ala., an environmental justice community located in the state’s Black Belt.

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4-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708868

Child poverty could be cut in half with proposals by UCI-led national panel

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019 — Child poverty in America could be decreased by 50 percent in a decade through a combination of work-oriented and income support programs, according to a national panel chaired by Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor of education at the University of California, Irvine. The Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children Living in Poverty by Half in 10 Years today announced its recommendations, based on a two-year evaluation of 20 program and policy ideas.

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28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708606

Chicago Parents Identify Top 10 Social Issues for Youth in the City

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Chicago parents identified gun violence, bullying and poverty as the biggest social problems for children and adolescents in the city. The survey included parents from all 77 community areas in Chicago.

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25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708320

Study says attacks on infrastructure in Gaza and West Bank exact human cost

Duke University

Israel's targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the University of New Hampshire shows.

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19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 708256

UW-Milwaukee Supports Students Coming Out of Foster Care

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program, one of only two in the University of Wisconsin System, provides coaching and information for students without traditional family networks.

Released:
18-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Education

Article ID: 707492

Monthly wages are an important step towards economic development

University of Zurich

Across developing economies, most workers and agricultural producers are paid are paid on a daily basis. This has a negative impact on their ability to generate savings for large expenses. Researchers from UZH show dairy farmers and agricultural workers prefer to be paid once at the end of the month, rather then daily, because monthly payments schemes are an efficient tool to increase saving.

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4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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