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Article ID: 695017

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694034

SNAP Benefits Already Underestimate Nutritious Diet Costs; Employment Requirements Could Further Constrain Low-Income Households, Experts Say

Virginia Tech

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4-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693902

The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

American Sociological Association (ASA)

On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate general Robert E. Lee’s statue in what was dubbed a “Unite the Right” rally, which had been organized mostly online. The next day, August 13

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3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693741

Proximity to Books and Adult Support Enhance Children’s Learning Opportunities

New York University

An innovative book distribution program that provides free children’s books in low-income neighborhoods, combined with supportive adults who encourage reading, can boost children’s literacy and learning opportunities, finds a new study by New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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30-Apr-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693364

Study Explores Link Between Curiosity And School Achievement

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The more curious the child, the more likely he or she may be to perform better in school — regardless of economic background — suggests a new University of Michigan study.

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30-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693194

Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

Washington University in St. Louis

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

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19-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693098

Study Suggests Social Workers Could Help Families Navigate Foreclosure, Protect the American Dream

Case Western Reserve University

In a qualitative study, researchers focused on Cleveland service providers who shared how foreclosure affects their clients. The research was recently published in The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.

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18-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692918

Childhood Poverty Cost U.S. $1.03 Trillion in a Year, Study Finds

Washington University in St. Louis

Childhood poverty cost $1.03 trillion in 2015, about 5.4 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Impoverished children grow up having fewer skills and are thus less able to contribute to the productivity of the economy,” said Mark Rank, noted wealth inequality researcher.

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16-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692544

Energy Injustice? Cost, Availability of Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs Vary with Poverty Levels

University of Michigan

Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County.

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11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692356

NYC Event Launches Initiative on Global Corruption, Inequity and Poverty

Cornell University

The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Rebecca Valli in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 202-434-8049 or rv234@cornell.edu, and register here.

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6-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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