J-PAL North America launches MIT Roybal Center for Translational Research to Improve Health Care for the Aging
Center will work with affiliated researchers to test low-cost, high-impact behavioral interventions to improve health-care delivery and health outcomes for aging adults in the United States.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: health medicine economics aging health-care research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal
Disconnected utilities, evictions, and debt are disproportionately affecting households of color during the pandemic, a survey finds.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: poverty covid-19 money united-states housing society-and-culture health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity public-utilities
New risk models show nearly twice as many properties are at risk from a 100-year flood today than the government's flood maps indicate.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: cities poverty flooding hurricanes natural-disasters fema urban floodplains hurricane-harvey
The Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Initiative aims to catalyze evidence-based policy solutions to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: poverty covid-19 economics pandemic policy health-care learning jobs k-12-education research government education-teaching-academics school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences technology-and-society abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal
Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: poverty politics parents united-states families featured society-and-culture public-assistance
Social adversity in early childhood appears to be a significant risk factor for death in early adulthood, a new study of one million children shows.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: poverty death anxiety stress childrens-health health-and-medicine
New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: poverty covid-19 hospitals money united-states rural-communities featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods emergency-medicine
For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
July 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: poverty mental-health depression suicide stress african-americans black-youth
School closures due to the pandemic have taken a toll on the learning of low-income children and those of color.
July 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: education poverty covid-19 society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity
Only 18% of low-income Americans were able to buy enough food for two weeks in March, new findings on food insecurity show.
June 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: poverty covid-19 food united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine
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