What if evictions ended when the pandemic started?

If eviction moratoriums had been implemented nationwide on March 1, 2020, the United States would've seen 40% fewer COVID-19 deaths, a paper finds.

Duke University • futurity
Feb. 4, 2021 ~7 min

Listen: Why US research urgently needs more funding

AAU president Barbara Snyder explains the very real costs of cutting research funding and how reinvesting in basic research can yield huge benefits.

U. Chicago • futurity
Feb. 1, 2021 ~2 min

Fighting poverty reduces child neglect cases

Boosting an anti-poverty measure called the Earned Income Tax Credit can reduce cases of child neglect, new research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~8 min

Fighting poverty reduces child neglect cases

Boosting an anti-poverty measure called the Earned Income Tax Credit can reduce cases of child neglect, new research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~8 min

Low-income families struggled to pay energy bills in 2020

Low-income families, Black and Hispanic households, and people with children, have been especially vulnerable to energy insecurity in the COVID pandemic.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Control may explain money’s grip on happiness

An app called "Track Your Happiness" offers a zoomed-in view of people's emotions and their link to money. The key factor may be control.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

Control may explain money’s grip on happiness

An app called "Track Your Happiness" offers a zoomed-in view of people's emotions and their link to money. The key factor may be control.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

COVID-19 safeguards are easier if you make more money

People who earn more money are more likely to wear a mask, social distance, and work from home. For people with lower incomes, that may not be feasible.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

Connections to Trump paid off for companies

Companies with connections to President Trump experienced some better business and less regulation, new research finds.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

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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