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Article ID: 687971

Changing the Lens on Poverty Research

Georgia Institute of Technology

Poverty statistics have never told the complete story, but new research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde is pioneering a new approach for measuring deprivation among the elderly

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16-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687722

A Handout or a Hand Up?

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Do you feel better about giving your uneaten sandwich to a homeless person than handing out cash? New research reveals fundamental truths—and contradictions—about how we choose to help others versus what we'd want for ourselves.

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9-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687685

Earned Income Tax Credit Increases Women’s Earnings Over Time, Study Finds

University of California, Irvine

The earned income tax credit may be one of the most effective pro-work, anti-poverty mechanisms the United States has instituted. Proposed expansions of it generally cite extensive research that focuses only on its short-term benefits. But a new study from the University of California, Irvine suggests that a more generous EITC would also boost women’s earnings over the course of their working lives.

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9-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687400

Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities, Says Report

American Psychological Association (APA)

People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life expectancy, according to a report from the American Psychological Association.

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3-Jan-2018 11:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 666325

What's Behind a Primary Election, Firing of the HIV/AIDS Advisory Council, Tax Reform Confusion, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Newswise

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6-Jan-2018 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 687564

Save Me the Money! SJU Expert Offers Three Savings Strategies for 2018

Saint Joseph's University

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5-Jan-2018 3:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 687071

UNH Research Finds Increase in Number of Babies Born Drug Exposed in N.H.

University of New Hampshire

From 2005 to 2015 the number of infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the Granite State increased fivefold, from 52 to 269, according to new research by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

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Article ID: 686863

Reddit Discussion Gives a Clearer Picture of What It’s Like to Be Poor

University of Georgia

In a recently published study which drew its data from Reddit, a social media and discussion website, University of Georgia researchers got a clearer picture of what being poor in America is like.

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14-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686474

Most Who Enrolled in Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Already Either Work or Can’t Work, Study Shows

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, a new study finds. Another 11 percent can’t work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions. And about 1 in 4 enrollees are out of work but also are much more likely to be in poor health. The new findings may inform discussions of potential work requirements for poor and near-poor Americans who qualify for expanded Medicaid.

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Article ID: 686456

New Mapping Technique Can Help Fight Extreme Poverty

University at Buffalo

A new mapping technique, described in the Nov. 14 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, shows how researchers are developing computational tools that combine cellphone records with data from satellites and geographic information systems to create timely and incredibly detailed poverty maps. Unlike surveys or censuses, which can take years and cost millions of dollars, these maps can be generated quickly and cost-efficiently.

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7-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
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