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Undocumented Student Support, Trump's Tax Plan, Avoiding the Opposition, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

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Three Reasons Why Trump Tax Cut Plan Won’t Reduce Poverty

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Link Found Between Financial Strain and Low-Birth-Weight Babies

A financially strapped pregnant woman’s worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.

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Link Found Between Financial Strain and Low-Birth-Weight Babies

A financially strapped pregnant woman’s worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.

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What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

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A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, a renowned expert on economic hardship at Washington University in St. Louis, can for the first time determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

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Wichita State University Students Look to Provide for Homeless, Continue Innovation

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When Michael Lee and Kristian Buan enrolled in Engineering 101, they never imagined they would win Wichita State University’s first Koch Innovation Challenge. Lee and Buan were on the team that created the Snail Shell Camper, a mobile shelter for the homeless that can be pulled behind a bike.

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Rutgers Medical Students Care for Area Poor and Homeless

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Rutgers student-doctors lead an interdisciplinary team of health students in providing care for underserved New Brunswick residents

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A Double Dose of Disadvantage: Low-Income Children Missing Out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School

Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Increasing Savings at Tax Time

Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.The study was conducted as part of the Refund to Savings Initiative, a collaboration of academic researchers and tax industry experts from the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, Duke University and Intuit Inc.

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Climate Change's Toll on Mental Health

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report released by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica entitled Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance.







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