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A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body.
According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more
New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN), the University of Miami, and the Lionheart Foundation in Boston researchers found that mindfulness training, a meditation-based therapy, can enhance...more
According to Bobbie Ibarra, executive director of the Miami Coalition for the Homeless, the decision-makers and funders have not always understood the extent of youth homelessness problem.
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
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more
A latest study to appear in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that girls are more anxious when it comes to mathematics than their male peers.
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
A new Columbia University and World Vision research finds that spaces created to keep children safe after an emergency or conflict can help them cope from trauma.
World Vision's Director of...more
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