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Partnering to measure poverty

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Poverty in America. It’s a problem that has been analyzed and dissected by many sources. It’s been the subject of books, TV documentaries and combatted by a host of social services agencies. But do we really understand the ins and outs of poverty? A complete answer likely remains elusive, […]

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An army of data joined the war on poverty

By Andrew Keatts, Kinder Institute for Urban Research for The HuffPost Impact | For all the resources and attention paid to combating poverty, the whole endeavor suffers from relatively limited data. A new measure that debuted this fall aims to correct that problem. Researchers at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy partnered with Salvation Army to […]

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Poverty more relevant for childhood obesity

By Vanessa Rancano, freelance journalist, NPR | As researchers have searched for ways to explain the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S., many have posited that a child’s race or ethnicity alone can put them at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese. Kim Eagle, a professor of internal medicine and health management and policy […]

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