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Life Expectancy of Older Women Continues to Improve in Developed Nations
According to a study that will soon appear in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older continues to improve. The findings note that the...more



Incarceration and Disenfranchisement of Disconnect Low-Income Males
In a new study, imprisonment rates have increased over time and differ by race and ethnicity. This reflects the major changes in federal and state crime policies over the past few decades. The...more

Employed Homeless New Yorkers
The New York Times article by Mireya Navarro illustrates struggling working people who hold one or two jobs, but are homeless and living in shelters. According to City data gathered by the...more

New Study Shows Bilingual Kids Prefer Interaction with Accent-free Speakers
According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from Concordia University found that, like monolingual children, bilingual children prefer speaking exchanges with...more

Research Finds Competition Can Spur Homeless to Save 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

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

5 Effective Parenting Programs to Prevent Major Adolescent Behavior Problems
A study published in the issue of the Journal of Children's Services reveals the five effective parenting programs that can help avoid the major teen behavior problems: substance use, delinquency,...more

Lack of Social Services, Resources Available for Young Gay Black Men
A Michigan State University researcher argues in a new study that there remains a lack of social services and resources available to help young gay black men. According to Robin Lin Miller,...more

Disparity in Cognitive Ability between Poor Rural, Urban Children
Dartmouth College researchers found that kids in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual, but higher on verbal of working memory tests than their urban counterparts. The Dartmouth...more

Child Poverty in the US: What New Census Data Tell Us About Our Youngest Children
Clasp recently released a fact sheet, "Child Poverty in the US: What New Census Data Tell Us About Our Youngest Children," documenting the latest census about young children. The report showed...more





Cause Artist lists down the five health startups that are changing people’s views about health and wellness. These startups made use of their creative juices, and with tech know-how, have developed solutions to solve some of the world’s most complex health issues.




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