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Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more



Problem-Solving Education May Curtail Parental Stress Post-ASD Diagnosis
According to a study led by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues, problem-solving education (PSE) may scale down parental stress and depressive...more

Schools Address Student Homelessness
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

Self-Worth Improves Ability to Cope with Poverty
A new study finds that people leading impoverished lives who remember good memories can enhance their ability to overcome their present situations. According to University of British Columbia...more

Poverty Shrinks Brainpower Required to Devote to Other Areas of Life, New Research Finds
According to a research called "Poverty impedes cognitive function" based at Princeton University, poverty and all its related concerns require draining mental energy that the poor have less...more

Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
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

Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support Program
A report, "Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support (IV-D) Program: 2010 Census Survey Results," uses the latest data gathered by the US Census Bureau to describe custodial families...more

Trends in Economic Inequality and Tax Policy
An Urban Institute paper examines the historical trends in economic inequality and the role of tax policy in reducing it. The paper, entitled Taxes and Inequality, documents the reasons why income...more

Debunking Myth: Figures Show Many People Want to Start a Social Enterprise
David Floyd, blogger and managing director of Social Spider CIC, writes for The Guardian how despite figures show many want to start a social enterprise, many factors actually prevent...more





EU-Startups features 10 success stories about social enterprises across Europe making positive, social impact while making money at the same time.




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