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An Atlanta initiative aims to help hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people get off the streets and into homes of their own.
Atlanta's efforts in tackling homelessness...more
Gathering information from the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing program (MTO) and the Welfare to Work Voucher program (WTW), a new Urban Institute study delves into the connection between...more
Findings from the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine explore the excess infant mortality in the US South.
The findings, according to lead investigator Ashley H. Hirai, PhD,...more
An Urban Institute report takes on a planning and policy tool called income mixing indicating the rationale, trends, policies, practice, and research for more inclusive neighborhoods and metropolitan...more
According to the largest survey of African citizens, the Afrobarometer, an independent, nonpartisan research project co-founded by Michael Bratton, University Distinguished Professor at MSU, Africa...more
A research paper entitled titled "Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter" details at the saving behavior of the working homeless.
The authors of the study...more
CLASP reports that the number of children, from infancy to five years of age, living in poverty in the United States has been increasing.
Nearly 6 million young children are living in poor...more
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more
In a latest research in the American Heart Association journal, called Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, leading barriers to learning and performing CPR usage include cost, fear and a...more
New research from Concordia University suggests that in order for students to understand math, teachers must make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples.