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Hispanics to Benefit from ACA Coverage
In a RAND estimate, 5.4 million of Hispanics will have coverage by 2016 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If states act to expand Medicaid, more uninsured Hispanics could gain coverage....more



Poverty in the United States
The US poverty rate remained high since the Great Recession, and has been unchanged from 2011. Unemployment rates dropped and unemployment benefit lifted 1.7 million people out of poverty in 2012....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

Indigenous Social Enterprise Program Harbors Support from School and Local Government
Haere Whakamua, an indigenous social enterprise program, gathers support from the Auckland Council and the University of Auckland Business School to release potential business opportunities in both...more

Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more

New Research Finds Play Promotes Emotional Recovery Among Chronically Ill Children
Laura Nabors, an associate professor of human services in the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), will present new research that documents play...more

HHS on National Native American Heritage Month 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius releases a statement recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. This year's theme, "Guiding Our Destiny...more

Genes Contribute to Behavior Problems in Preschool, Child Care Centers
Findings from the International Journal of Behavioral Development indicate some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool...more

An Unprecedented Look at Gender Gap in College Enrollment
In the October 2013 issue of Educational Researcher (ER), it examines the role of sorting between boys and girls across public U.S. high schools in explaining the gender gap of college enrollment...more

People More Disturbed by Animal Rather than Human Suffering, But Not Children
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...more






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The First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise in America

The First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise in America
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