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E233: Grocery and Meal Insight from the Baby’s First Years Project

April 3, 2024
Leading Voices in Food

This podcast episode features researchers from Baby’s First Years, a multi-year effort to test the connections between poverty reduction and brain development among very young children.

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Student Voices: Inspired to Put Children First by Wilson Lecture

March 25, 2024
News Release

Duke student Phoebe Ducote writes about her recent experience meeting with the Wilson Lecture speaker, Adam Benforado, who recently spoke at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

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Youngest children in class with ADHD as likely to keep diagnosis in adulthood as their older classmates

October 30, 2023
University of Southampton

Experts from Duke University are among a group of 161 researchers worldwide who made the discovery after examining data from thousands of patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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The Financial and Psychological Costs of Income Volatility

October 19, 2023
EconoFact

Unpredictable and involuntary income fluctuations negatively impact consumption, parenting, and children’s schooling beyond the effects of income level.

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Latinos In Poverty Are Working More, Can’t Get Ahead

October 6, 2023
The Messenger

As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, lawmakers should take a closer look at Latino families to find new ideas and solutions. To lift children out of poverty, we need an updated blueprint for policy conversations…

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Child poverty rate rebounds after pandemic-era child tax credit ends

September 28, 2023
Youth Today

A Census report released in September determined that the poverty rate more than doubled from 5.2% to 12.4% in 2022. The reason, in part, according to the report, was because billions of dollars in aid for families ended.

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Kindergarten conduct problems could cost society later, researchers find

August 30, 2023
Penn State

A new economic analysis has linked conduct problems among kindergarten students with significant costs to society in terms of crime and associated medical expenses and lost productivity when they are adults.

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Telemedicine Could Help Keep Kids in Class

January 17, 2023
Education Week

Schools’ use of telehealth services expanded during the pandemic, and emerging research suggests it could help reduce chronic absenteeism.

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