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Ending poverty will take greater focus on people living with it

October 21, 2019

Poverty-focused groups including government agencies trying to help people living in poverty need to make a systemic cultural…
Poor living conditions may have a negative effect on children’s language skills

October 17, 2019

You have to learn to be grateful for what you have, but it is impossible to deny that…
Ethnically Diverse Mothers, Children Living in Poverty at Risk for Sleep Problems

October 10, 2019

African-American and other ethnically diverse mothers know the value of a good night’s sleep, but they and their…
Living in deprived neighbourhood for longer amount of time will damage your health

October 3, 2019

At some point in your life you may find yourself in a ditch. You may even live in…
School poverty – not racial composition – limits educational opportunity, according to new research at Stanford

September 24, 2019

Fifty years ago, communities across America began efforts to make school districts more racially integrated, believing it would…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Stanford researchers investigate obstacles to disease eradication

September 4, 2019

No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how…
Global poverty research center gets major philanthropic boost

May 28, 2019

In recognition of philanthropic support from Robert “Bob” King, MBA ’60, and Dorothy “Dottie” King, the Stanford Center…
Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

January 15, 2019

U.S. poverty has been a persistent problem. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1937, suggested that the test of…
Satellite images reveal global poverty

January 9, 2019

How far have we come in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals that we are committed to nationally…
Research shows fighting world hunger can be profitable

November 2, 2018

New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln shows that agricultural biotechnology companies can do well by doing good.…
Finding innovative solutions to fuel poverty

August 6, 2018

The Understanding Risk group, which brings together staff from the Schools of Psychology and Social Sciences, is leading…
Breaking down social barriers: Wallenberg fellow to explore how mobile phones alleviate poverty

March 26, 2018

When Meagan Malm was a freshman at the University of Michigan, she had to choose a language requirement.…
When women have access to family planning, income rises and poverty drops

November 20, 2017

When women were able to take control of planning how many children they would have, their futures—and that…
Enterprise models that help alleviate poverty

August 10, 2017

While the understanding of how specific business enterprises alleviate poverty continues to grow, research that compares impacts across…
Untangled Web of Social Burdens

August 9, 2017

When Calistus Ngonghala was growing up in a subsistence farming community in rural Cameroon, his family and friends…
Where you live may impact how much you drink

May 15, 2017

Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of…
What is your future risk of poverty?

April 21, 2017

Donald Trump won the presidency last fall in part by tapping into economic fear and the  income insecurity…
Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

May 26, 2016

University researchers suggest that children raised in poverty may have been mistakenly labeled as “maladapted” for what appears…
The Liverpool View: How to win the lottery and not lose your head

January 19, 2016

“Don’t get me wrong, I bought a ticket. I actually bought five. Not that it got me a…
UCSF Global Food Initiative Fellows Tackle Food Insecurity’s Impact on Infectious Diseases

January 14, 2016

Three UC San Francisco research fellows are exploring the role food insecurity plays in poor health related to…
Low-income communities more likely to face childhood obesity

January 8, 2016

For a long time researchers have tracked high rates of obesity among black and Hispanic kids, but a…
Poor Health: When Poverty Becomes Disease

January 7, 2016

Talmadge King Jr., MD, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, tells the story of an ER physician…
Researchers estimate poverty and wealth from cell phone metadata

December 1, 2015

In developing or war-ravaged countries where government censuses are few and far between, gathering data for public services…
Pinpointing poverty with cellphone data

November 12, 2015

Mobile phone calls are analyzed to thwart crime and track diseases. Now, University at Buffalo researchers are studying…
Hunger and thirst encourage unethical behaviour, but only to satisfy these basic needs

August 24, 2015

We all know that hungry people sometimes are quite grumpy. Now scientists from the University of Washington think…
Agricultural Intervention Improves HIV Outcomes

August 19, 2015

A multifaceted farming intervention can reduce food insecurity while improving HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, according to…
Global collaboration improves cardiovascular disease care in poorer areas

August 7, 2015

A global partnership betweenresearchers in China and India has found cost-effective ways to treat people with cardiovascular disease in areas with limited resources.…
Residential location affects pregnant women’s likelihood of smoking

August 4, 2015

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy when they live in areas where socio-economic resources are lower…
Poverty is damaging to child’s brain, but parents can compensate by nurturing

July 30, 2015

Poverty, unlike many might think, is not just a problem of so called Third World. Alarmingly, about 22…
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