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Low-Income Mothers Want to Be Involved in Their Children’s Education but Face Structural Barriers

When parents are involved in their child’s education—whether they help with homework or engage with teachers—their children are more likely to perform well academically, be well behaved, and…

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Which Communities Experience the Most Drinking Water Violations?

The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, shed light on an unfortunate truth in American society—access to safe and reliable drinking water is not guaranteed for everyone. Several local studies…

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Creating Interventions That Resonate with the People Being Served

A study in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences finds that, when developing programs and policies to aid low-income families, policymakers need to have “a more nuanced…

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Inclusionary Zoning Offers Good Schools and Low-Poverty Neighborhoods

Inclusionary zoning—which either encourages or mandates developers to build a proportion of below-market-rate homes in market-rate developments—can be an effective tool in helping low-income…

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Children’s Problems at Home and School Reflect Housing Quality

Creating and sustaining healthy homes for children and families is a key public health issue with ripple effects on schools. To understand how housing matters for children, researchers at Boston…

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Moving to a Low-Poverty Area Supports Health and Happiness

Helping families move to higher opportunity areas can support residents’ health and happiness, but moving is not a panacea for the complicated problems low-income families face, according to…

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