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African American teens face mental health crisis but are less likely...

Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, Wayne State University Black youth in the U.S. experience more illness, poverty, and discrimination than their white counterparts. These issues put them at...

Income inequality is getting worse in US urban areas

Brian Thiede, Pennsylvania State University; David L. Brown, Cornell University; Jaclyn Butler, Pennsylvania State University, and Leif Jensen, Pennsylvania State University Income inequality has increased...

Transgender Americans are more likely to be unemployed and poor

Christopher Carpenter, Vanderbilt University and Gilbert Gonzales, Vanderbilt University The United States Supreme Court will issue a ruling this year in a landmark case that...

What role do assets play in understanding rural poverty?

Dan Brockington, University of Sheffield One of the clearest trends in wealth and poverty in Tanzania is shown by the slow decline in rural poverty...

Los Angeles is far from ending homelessness – but other American...

Brenda Wiewel, University of Southern California Los Angeles became ground zero for America’s homelessness crisis after President Donald Trump visited the city on Sept. 17. “We...

Scammers don’t cheat because they need the money — they cheat...

Marco A. Palma, Texas A&M University Why do people cheat? When we hear that a poor person scammed others out of money, we may attribute...

US poverty statistics ignore millions of struggling Americans

Sophie Mitra, Fordham University and Debra Brucker, University of New Hampshire Who counts as poor in the U.S. today? Measuring the share of the population that...

Misery and memory in Glendora, Mississippi: How poverty is reshaping the...

Dave Tell, University of Kansas In August of 1955, Emmett Till was lynched in the Mississippi Delta. The 14-year-old African American reportedly whistled at a...

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Chelsea Rochman, University of California, Davis and Sara Kross, University of California, Davis Every day, millions of people around the world wash their skin and...