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Federal Income Tax Code Joins War on Poverty
With the ratification of the earned income tax credit (EITC), the federal income tax code joined the "War on Poverty" in 1975. Now, tax credits shape some of the largest and most successful...more



Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Teacher Stress and Burnout
A new research published in The Permanente Journal documents how the Transcendental Meditation technique substantially reduced teacher stress, depression and burnout. The research examines the...more

Alternative Service Break Group Heads to California
The University of Nebraska Lincoln's Alternative Service Break group will be rolling out to California this January to gain insight on migrant workers and their impact on the United States economy...more

Homeownership and Rent Subsidies: Do They Give Protection from Material Privations?
An Urban Institute research notes how homeownership and rent subsidies give protection to individuals from experiencing material hardships. The Survey of Income and Program Participation as...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more

Determining Impact of Divorce on Oklahoma Children and Taxpayers
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is probing into the impact of divorce on Oklahoma children and taxpayers with an interim study. The study will look at lowering divorce rates in...more

Recurring Intimate-Partner Violence Drops through Mandatory Community Intervention Program
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

Role Parents Play Affect Risk of Drug Use Among Teens
According to a new research led by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention (IREFREA) with headquarters in Mallorca, together with other European and Spanish universities, having authoritarian...more

CLASP Report Details Challenges of Young Black Male Unemployment
In CLASP's new report, "In Feel the Heat: the Unrelenting Challenge of Young Black Male Unemployment," it features the employment and job hunting challenges black male youths often...more

Major Cities Witness Recent Homeless Growth
According the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City and Los Angeles both account for one-fifth of the nation's homeless population. Both cities have witnessed significant...more






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses
Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth...



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