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Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast-Food Industry: $7 billion

A UC Berkeley  study released at the end of 2013 has found that the cost of public assistance to families of workers in the...

Marriage Promotion Has Failed to Stem Poverty Among Single Moms

As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty this month, a new report suggests one recent weapon in the battle has...

People in poor neighborhoods are twice as likely to have gambling...

The poorer the neighborhood, the higher the risk for problem gambling, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions...
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Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult

Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult Sherri McGinnis González October 21, 2013 Childhood poverty and chronic stress may lead to problems regulating...

Despite growth reports, Africa mired in poverty

Despite continued reports of economic growth in Africa, much of the continent remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they...

The next primetime drama? A look at the complex social system...

Contrary to stereotypes, low-income trailer park residents form distinct groups with different visions of morality, according to a new study in the Journal of...

Residents with Lowest Incomes Care Most About Their Communities

Some may assume that low-income residents of run-down, crime-ridden neighborhoods do not care about their communities. However, research from the University of Missouri suggests...

Cornell researchers find a strong community protects adolescents from risky health...

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Growing up poor increases a person's likelihood of health problems as an adult, but a new study led by a Cornell University environmental psychologist shows that being raised in a tight-knit community can help offset this disadvanta...

Economists reveal factors that help poor people lift themselves out of...

What factors contribute to poor people in developing countries lifting themselves out of poverty? A paper by economists Anan Pawasutipaisit of Thammasat University and Robert M. Townsend of MIT provides important insights into what kinds of househ...

Poverty grows in suburbs, but social services don’t keep up

Poverty has grown in America's suburbs during the recent economic downturn, but poor people in many suburban communities are finding it hard to get the help they need, a report by University of Chicago researchers shows. "Many suburbs have se...

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