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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
The national poverty rate remained unmovable from last year and was much lower than in most urban areas.
To address rising poverty rates, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) published a...more
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
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
The Sub-Urban Experience, a course in applied homelessness run by Mike Momany, has been severely criticized for capitalizing on the plight of the homeless.
Momany asserts that his business is a...more
In a research by the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health in Denmark, street football (soccer) improves fitness and cardiovascular health in socially deprived men.
According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, only a few percentage of health policy researchers were reported using Twitter, blogs and Facebook to...more
A new census data reads that there is more inequality and poverty in New York City in 2012.
The New York Times' Sam Roberts pinpoints the most alarming stats from the bureau data: 1 in 5 New...more
CLASP reports that the number of children, from infancy to five years of age, living in poverty in the United States has been increasing.
Nearly 6 million young children are living in poor...more