Government programs ‘don’t have to be demeaning’

Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: poverty politics parents united-states families featured society-and-culture public-assistance

Childhood adversity ups risk of early death

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.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: poverty death anxiety stress childrens-health health-and-medicine

ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 hospitals money united-states rural-communities featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods emergency-medicine

Pandemic costs kids of color more months of learning

School closures due to the pandemic have taken a toll on the learning of low-income children and those of color.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education poverty covid-19 society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

4 in 10 low-income Americans struggled to buy food

Only 18% of low-income Americans were able to buy enough food for two weeks in March, new findings on food insecurity show.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 food united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Poorer people have a harder time recovering from disasters

People who are lower on the income scale take a greater hit to their well-being after natural disasters. Recovering economically is harder, too.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: poverty earthquakes natural-disasters society-and-culture

Team stamps out myth about Native Americans and smoking

Despite previous study's findings, new research shows that white people are smoking more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent than Native Americans.

U. Arizona • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: poverty smoking stereotypes health-and-medicine cigarettes race-and-ethnicity

Rich or poor? Your pee holds the answer

Metabolites in urine samples allowed researchers to discern whether people in Europe were wealthy or at risk of poverty. The key is diet.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: poverty metabolism food europe money featured health-and-medicine urine

If you think the economy is fair, inequality doesn’t seem so bad

People who believe that the economy is fair have less of a negative reaction to seeing evidence of economic inequality like homelessness, researchers find.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: poverty economy money emotions homelessness society-and-culture beliefs

Poverty, not war trauma, harms cognition in child refugees

The burden of household poverty, rather than trauma and violence, affects child refugees' working memory, researchers say.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: poverty cognition trauma war refugees childrens-health society-and-culture

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