In the United States, black and poor students are suspended at much higher rates than their white and non-poor peers. While the existence of these disparities is not controversial, how to interpret the disparities is bitterly disputed.
In this nationally-representative sample of U.S. adults aged 51 and over, living in a neighborhood in the highest tertile of the percent of adults 65 and older was associated with significantly better cognitive function.
We analysed observations from 31 neighbourhood parks, with each park mapped into smaller target areas for study, across five US cities generated using the System for Observing Play and Recreation in the Community (SOPARC).
Who a person is may matter more than where they shop in predicting their consumption of unhealthy food. Policymakers should consider strategies that have been shown to change behavior across shopping environments, such as imposing taxes on sugary soda products and limiting the display of unhealthy foods.
Who a person is may matter more than where they shop in predicting their consumption of unhealthy food. This suggests that focusing on opening more stores that sell healthy food will have little impact on reducing consumption of unhealthy food.
Developing policies that are responsive to the needs of, and attractive to, low-income couples requires, at minimum, descriptive data on the challenges those couples perceive in their own relationships.
Hospitals face penalties for excess readmissions among Medicare patients. This study found that adding race/ethnicity and SES factors to the readmission calculation would have modest financial effects on hospitals and Medicare.
Ugandans living with medically stable HIV are able to repay microcredit loans; paired with business training, the loans can help this vulnerable population improve their weekly income and build assets.