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Arthritis may be a major driver of poverty
Developing arthritis increases the risk of falling into poverty, especially for women, new research shows. (2015-09-08)

Evaluating accumulating evidence of how poverty influences mental health, and how to intervene
Why are people who live in poverty disproportionately affected by mental illness? (2020-12-10)

Growing isolation of poor helps explain changes in concentrated poverty
Concentrated poverty -- neighborhoods where 40 percent of the population or more lives below the federal poverty level -- is back on the rise for all races in the United States, according to Penn State demographers. (2017-03-14)

Study shows official measures of American poverty off-base
A new study by University of Notre Dame economist James X. Sullivan finds that the Supplementary Poverty Measure provides an inaccurate reflection of deprivation in this country. (2012-08-08)

1 in 5 children live in poverty -- A new report examines effect of poverty on children
While most children are looking forward to getting gifts during the upcoming holiday season, it is worth noting that one in five children live in poverty. Poverty is a major risk factor for children's development and deep poverty is linked to a range of problems. A new Social Policy Report from SRCD on Children, Families and Poverty provides an overview of the research evidence on the development of children who live in poverty. (2012-12-04)

An area's level of poverty or wealth may affect the distribution of cancer types
A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions. (2014-05-27)

Ecotourism reduces poverty near protected parks, Georgia State University research shows
Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2014-02-24)

Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children
Persistent poverty affects one in five children in the UK, and is associated with poor physical and mental health in early adolescence, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2019-06-11)

Daycare will not reduce child poverty
Providing daycare facilities for poor families may not reduce child poverty - a key government objective, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-10-16)

Official US poverty rate remains high, middle class incomes decline
Data released by the US Census Bureau today show that, after increasing since 2008, the poverty rate for the US remained stable at 15 percent between 2010 and 2011. In Washington state, the estimated poverty rate increased from 11.5 percent (774,000 residents) to 12.5 percent (854,000 residents) between 2010 and 2011. (2012-09-12)

Student nurses need better understanding of poverty-stricken patients
Misconceptions about poverty that lead to insensitive care may prevent the poor from seeking the help they require from front-line health-care workers, according to a new study by the University of Alberta. (2004-12-01)

Increase in severe poverty in the US has serious implications for public health
Since 2000, Americans have been getting poorer, and national rates of severe poverty have climbed sharply, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers reported that the growth in the poverty rate is due largely to a rise in severe poverty and that (2006-08-29)

How poverty may affect children's behavior
In a recent study of young children experiencing homelessness, high-quality parenting was associated with better peer relationships and protection from internalizing problems in the context of family adversity. (2017-07-19)

Poor African-American men have lowest likelihood of overall survival
African-American men living below poverty had the lowest overall survival in a study that examined the effects of sex, race and socioeconomic status on overall mortality, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2016-07-18)

Poverty and honesty are not opposites
Does poverty cause lying? An international research team led by behavioral economist Agne Kajackaite from the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Suparee Boonmanunt (Mahidol University, Bangkok) and Stephan Meier (Columbia Business School) examined whether poverty-stricken individuals were especially prone to acts of dishonesty. The researchers ran a field experiment with rice farmers in Thailand which incentivized cheating during a card game. They found that poverty itself did not cause individuals to act dishonestly. (2020-11-27)

UCR-led effort to aid poor in Brazil earns $400,000 grant
An international team led by a UC Riverside economics professor will use a $400,000 federal grant to seek ways to reduce poverty and hunger among rural Brazilians. (2004-11-18)

Tale of 3 segregations
Unlike most whites, blacks and Hispanics tend to have neighbors from other racial groups who are disproportionately likely to be poor. This contributes to the high poverty rates of the neighborhoods lived in by black and Hispanic families and to high poverty rates of schools attended by black and Hispanic children, according to a new Northwestern University study using data from the 2000 census.  (2012-06-13)

Academics to brief new US administration on tackling poverty
Whilst the credit crunch is hitting people hard in the Western world, a researcher from the University of Bath says the current global economic downturn will have even more drastic consequences for those in the developing world who already live on the poverty line. (2009-02-19)

Long-term poverty but not family instability affects children's cognitive development
Children from homes that experience persistent poverty are more likely to have their cognitive development affected than children in better off homes, reveals research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2011-04-20)

High numbers of elderly Japanese women will soon live in poverty, predicts new model
Roughly one in four elderly Japanese women will live below the poverty level in the near future, predicts a model of the Japanese pension system. Never-married and divorced women will be the most affected, with around 50 percent of these women predicted to become impoverished in the next 50 years. (2018-03-14)

Noted experts speak out about the issues surrounding child poverty in the US
One in five children in the US lives below the federal poverty level and nearly half of children in America are classified as poor or near poor. In order to contextualize the problem and propose possible solutions, a new supplement to Academic Pediatrics is entirely devoted to examining child poverty in America. (2016-04-01)

Most Americans Experience Poverty Sometime In Adult Life, Study Finds
A soon-to-be-published study shows that a majority of Americans will live in poverty for some portion of their lives. The study is conducted by social scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University. (1999-04-07)

Long-term childhood poverty contributes to young adult obesity rates
A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance finds childhood poverty reaches into the lives of white, Hispanic and African-American young adult women, contributing to their propensity to be overweight and obese. (2014-05-08)

Timing of poverty in childhood critical to later outcomes
Poverty at any point in a child's early life negatively affects a child's educational and social competencies. New data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, however, has shown that less serious long-term affects are seen with young children whose families move out of poverty later on. On the other hand, poverty later in childhood, from ages 4 to 9, was linked to increased school and social problems. (2005-07-14)

More poor kids in more poor places, Carsey Institute finds
Persistent high poverty is most prevalent among children, with those living in rural America disproportionally impacted, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. (2011-10-18)

Minorities get different mental health care in rich neighborhoods
Minorities living in relatively wealthy New York City neighborhoods are more likely to receive mental health care in emergency rooms and hospitals than white people living in the same areas, a new study concludes. (2003-05-22)

CFSP co-hosts conference on financial deepening in developing countries
The Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty, jointly with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the UK Department for International Development, will host a conference titled, (2012-09-19)

Welfare-to-work reform didn't help children, study shows
Poverty itself matters at least as much as the parents' source of income. (2005-03-21)

Collective violence and poverty on the Mexican-US border affects child mental health
Collective violence attributed to organized crime and poverty are adversely affecting the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, according to a poster presented Oct. 19 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. (2012-10-19)

New research highlights devastating impact of poverty on children's mental health
New University of Liverpool research - published today in The Lancet Public Health - shows that children who move into poverty are more likely to suffer from social, emotional and behavioural problems than children who remain out of poverty. (2017-02-15)

More dialysis patients living in poor neighborhoods
The percentage of adults beginning kidney dialysis who lived in zip codes with high poverty rates increased from 27.4 percent during the 1995-2004 time period to 34 percent in 2005-2010. (2015-06-15)

Most of America's poor have jobs, study finds
Sociologists evaluated 129 existing methods for defining the 'working poor' and propose one method as a unified definition. Their estimate is that 10 percent of all working households are poor. That's lower than some federal estimates, but it also means that a majority of poor Americans have jobs. (2015-06-25)

Rutgers study challenges view that immigrants' children hinder US economic future
Contrary to perceptions shaped by media coverage and public discussion, the number of children in immigrant families is not the primary reason more children are living in poverty, a Rutgers study has found, raising the question of whether federal policies impacting immigrants should be significantly altered. (2013-09-27)

New study examines children's exposure to neighborhood poverty
The 1990s meant good news for traditionally disadvantaged minority families with children, but researchers say these children continue to grow up in significantly poorer communities. (2006-08-14)

New index maps relationships between poverty and accessibility in Brazil
Poor transportation availability can result in poor access to health care and employment, hence reinforcing the cycle of poverty and concerning health outcomes such as low life expectancy and high child mortality in rural Brazil. (2019-12-02)

1 million more children living in poverty since 2009, new census data released today shows
Between 2009 and 2010, one million more children in America joined the ranks of those living in poverty, bringing the total to an estimated 15.7 million poor children in 2010, an increase of 2.6 million since the recession began in 2007, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. (2011-09-22)

Women more financially vulnerable post break-up
After the breakup of unmarried, cohabitating couples, women are substantially worse off economically than men. (2005-04-26)

'Poverty line' concept debunked by new machine learning model
Mathematicians have used machine learning to develop a new model for measuring poverty in different countries that junks old notions of a fixed 'poverty line'. (2020-12-18)

Financial Strain Is Major Cause Of Psychiatric Illness
The prevalence of the most common mental disorders, anxiety and depression, has been shown to be consistently associated with financial strain and unemployment, independent of occupational social class, find Dr Scott Weich from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and Professor Glyn Lewis from the University of Wales. (1998-07-10)

Can you make it big in America... or are you likely to fail?
Despite the strong emphasis placed on income in the United States, little is known about the likelihood of an adult experiencing poverty or affluence in their lifetime. Now, a study in the winter issue of Social Science Quarterly finds that Americans have a roughly 50/50 chance of experiencing the American Dream or the American nightmare. (2002-01-16)

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