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Government Shutdown Could Render More Than 23K Families Homeless
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



Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012
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

Dating Violence Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
According to a report by Urban Institute on dating violence experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, media coverage and the literature on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth focus...more

Home-Delivered Meals for Seniors Mean States Could Save Money
According to a new study from the Brown University public health researchers, if every state in the US has expanded the number of seniors getting meals by just 1 percent, more than a thousand...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

Small Businesses, Researchers as Victims of Legislation
According to a group of economists who published their findings in Choices Magazine, sequestration and proposed legislation, such as the Census Reform Act of 2013, will cut the reporting of some...more

Back of Pack Warnings Create Little Effectiveness on Young Smokers
In a latest research published online in Tobacco Control, back of pack photo or text warnings indicating the hazards of smoking are not that effective on teen smokers, especially for regular...more

New Study Finds Child Abuse Increase Links with Income Inequality
A new income inequality-child maltreatment study is the first comprehensive research to target child abuse in places in terms of income disparities. The findings show that poverty is one of the...more

Pregnant Women with Limited English Proficiency Find Solace in Prenatal Support Groups
A study, conducted by Japan native Sahoko Little, M.D., Ph.D., physician in the Family Medicine Department in the U-M Medical School, suggests that expectant women with limited English skills find...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






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Are Celebrities and Social Enterprises a Good Fit?

Are Celebrities and Social Enterprises a Good Fit?
Many celebrities such as Lily Cole, Emma Watson and Hugh Jackman have launched their own...



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