Even before COVID, 1/3 of US families were ‘net worth poor’

"...'net worth poor' households have no assets to withstand a sudden economic loss, like we have seen with COVID-19. Their savings are virtually nil..."

Duke University • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~4 min

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Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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To put focus on inequality, talk disadvantages

To get Americans to care about economic inequality, research suggests focusing on the disadvantages of having less, rather than the perks of having more.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Book: Dickens used ‘Christmas Carol’ to attack inequality

Behind the feel-good gloss and redemption of A Christmas Carol, lies an uncompromising message about wealth and inequality, a new book argues.

Jade McClain-NYU • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

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A hospital that prescribes free nutritious food to families who need more than medical care

Dayton Children’s Hospital has begun to screen patients and their families for food insecurity, referring many of them to its 'Food Pharm.'

Diana Cuy Castellanos, Assistant Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Forced moves keep some families in segregated places

Unforeseen crises that force families living in poverty to move quickly prevent many from moving to neighborhoods with better schools and less segregation.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.

Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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