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Low-Income Men Trapped At the Crossway of Race, Place and Poverty
An Urban Institute paper reports on the experiences and challenges of men at the margins between the ages of 18 and 44, and focuses on their experiences in five areas: education, employment, family,...more



Pregnant Women with Limited English Proficiency Find Solace in Prenatal Support Groups
A study, conducted by Japan native Sahoko Little, M.D., Ph.D., physician in the Family Medicine Department in the U-M Medical School, suggests that expectant women with limited English skills find...more

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more

Poverty Rates in Big Cities Did Not Budge
The national poverty rate remained unmovable from last year and was much lower than in most urban areas. To address rising poverty rates, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) published a...more

5.6 Million American Children Will Prematurely Die Unless Current Smoking Rates Decline
According to a new Surgeon General's report, a total of 5.6 million children alive today in the U.S. under age 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates...more

Seeing Race and Ethnicity in Positive Light Linked to Stronger Development in Minority Youth
The findings of a new meta-analysis summarizing 46 existing studies show that positive feelings towards one's own race and ethnicity are linked to stronger development in minority youth. The...more

Social Science Graduates More Likely to be Employed Than Science or Arts Graduates
The Campaign for Social Science reports that social science graduates are more likely to get jobs after their first degree than graduates in other areas such as science and the arts. The report...more

Three-Hour Group Sessions Can Prevent Mental Health Issues Among Teens
According to a study conducted by Dr. Patricia Conrod of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre, teacher delivered interventions for mental health...more

Caffeine Intake Affects Children Differently After Puberty
Jennifer Temple, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, investigates how caffeine intake...more

Promise Neighborhoods Restricted-Use Data Files
A US Department of Education place-based initiative Promise Neighborhoods, aims to transform communities of concentrated poverty into places of opportunity using a range of services from early...more




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