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TVs, Computers, Cars Link to Obesity in Developing Countries
Findings from the Canadian Medical Association Journal explores how individuals in low-income countries who have higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars can be at risk for obesity. The...more



Underage Youth Who Use False ID to Obtain Alcohol at Risk for AUDs
In a soon-to-be published issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, underage youth who use false identification (ID) in order to obtain alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk...more

Household Gun Ownership Linked to Child Gun Shot Injuries and Deaths
According to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers discovered a link between the percentage of homes with guns...more

Examining the Social System of a Trailer Park
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, low-income trailer park residents build distinct groups with varying views of morality. The authors of the study observe that these...more

Risks of Student Cyberbullying
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more

Final Report: New Markets Tax Credit Program Evaluation
The Urban Institute released the final report on the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program supports investment in low-income areas by offering tax...more

New Study Says Addiction Can\
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance. Krishna Patel at Institute of...more

Disconnected Low-Income Men: A Demographic Picture
In a demographic study of disconnected low-income males, approximately 16.5 million civilian men across the U.S. age 18-44 lived in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty...more

Urban Institute: Medicaid and the Young Invincibles Under the Affordable Care Act
A total of 5.4 million uninsured young adults will be qualified for Medicaid coverage in 2014. However, 4.3 million uninsured young adults earning below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level...more






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The Ultimate Social Entrepreneur?


The Ultimate Social Entrepreneur?

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