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Income Mixing Across Neighborhood and Geographic Scales
An Urban Institute report takes on a planning and policy tool called income mixing indicating the rationale, trends, policies, practice, and research for more inclusive neighborhoods and metropolitan...more



Depression and Anxiety among Youth Associated with Racism
A review that showed cases of links between racism and child and youth health outcomes finds that there are strong connections between racial discrimination and an array of negative health outcomes...more

Importance of Preserving Ties with Family During Imprisonment
University of Huddersfield researchers published a paper in the Prison Service Journal that examines what impact family ties and relationships can have on the prisoner, as well as how imprisonment...more

New Study Finds How Risk of Arrest Differs Across Race and Gender
A new study in the journal Crime & Delinquency details the first contemporary findings on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender. The study reveals that 30 percent of black males, 26...more

Increase of Homeless Students in US Schools
An annual report from the National Center for Homeless Education finds that nearly 1.2 million homeless students are enrolled in schools nationwide, with a 10 percent increase from the previous...more

Strengthening Communities Fund and the Economic Recession
The Federal government's response to the 2009 economic slump was the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Since people...more

New Study Says Addiction Can\
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance. Krishna Patel at Institute of...more

Set of Skills Students Taught In School Associated With Race, Class Size
A University of Kansas research finds range of skills students taught in school is linked to race and class size. The study is not pointing judgment at states or districts that are found were...more

Education, Employment Outcomes of Disconnected Low-Income Males
An Urban Institute brief discusses the education and employment outcomes of disconnected low-income men in 2008 to 2010. According to the report, these men have lower education levels than...more

Sub-Urban Experience: Criticized for Poverty Tourism
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





The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, now on is 2nd year, has revealed its finalists, which include “businesses that turn household waste into wages, employ the disadvantaged through the baking of artisan breads, or transform the purchasing power of toilet paper into life-saving sanitation.”




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