Social Science; General/Other News
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Researchers at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University examined data from a sample of over 2% of the U.S. medical students enrolled at over a hundred accredited American medical...more
If the government shutdown still pushed through at the end of the month, more than 23,000 families could end up being homeless.
According to LA County Housing Authority Executive Director Sean...more
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claim that mothers who completed a mandatory community intimate-partner violence (IPV) program were less prone to be re-victimized and...more
Findings from the International Journal of Behavioral Development indicate some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool...more
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), a Native American-geared business organization in the US, works to expand economic opportunities across the nation.
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012.
The report finds that SNAP...more
In the October 2013 issue of Educational Researcher (ER), it examines the role of sorting between boys and girls across public U.S. high schools in explaining the gender gap of college enrollment...more
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
A new Commonwealth Fund scorecard presents the first state-by-state comparison of health care experiences of Americans.
The scorecard finds low-income individuals in top performing states are...more
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy will run an interactive poverty simulation on October 7 to raise awareness of the challenges low-income families go through.