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The Iain Duncan Smith legacy? Universal credit will not transform welfare

As Iain Duncan Smith leaves his position as work and pensions secretary, will he be remembered as a ‘great reformer’, or the man who made a flawed system worse?<p>In his first budget, in July 2010, George Osborne promised to “balance the books” by 2015. But he did not explain what he would cut. And …

Cleveland Neighborhood Votes on Creative Community Development

On a recent Wednesday afternoon in North Collinwood in Cleveland, an unusual experiment in local democracy was unfolding. Even as the nation fixated …

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See

Social Security is such a vital program that most elderly beneficiaries get 50% or more of their retirement income from it, while 21% of married ones and 43% of unmarried ones get fully <i>90%</i> or more of their income from it. Clearly, it's worth trying to get as much from Social Security as you can.<p>The …

Anti-Marriage Equality Bill Advances in South Carolina

Last week, a handful of conservative state Senators in South Carolina voted to advance S.31, a bill calling on the US Congress to amend the United …

Climate and the inequality of nations

Countries grow richer as one moves away from the equator, and the same is generally true if one looks at differences among regions within countries. …

The ambition of Health in All Policies in Norway: The role of political leadership and bureaucratic change.

2016 May;120(5):567-75. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.03.001. Epub 2016 Mar 14.<p>1Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Gautadalleén 21, …

Increasing illness among people out of labor market - A Danish register-based study.

2016 May;156:21-8. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.003. Epub 2016 Mar 9.<p>1Section of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of …

Eating Right Can Save the World

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” That’s what the French lawyer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who happened to have a deep love of gastronomy, wrote in 1825. A century later, a diet-hawking American nutritionist named Victor Lindlahr rendered it as: “You are what you eat.” I …

Empowering women in agriculture by United Nations Development Programme

Women make up almost half the world’s farmers. Yet smaller farms and less access to education and finance makes it more difficult for them to adopt …

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Stuck in Unhealthy Places: How Entering, Exiting, and Remaining in Poor and Nonpoor Neighborhoods Is Associated with Obesity during the Transition to Adulthood

Adolescents from poor versus nonpoor neighborhoods are more likely to become obese during the transition to adulthood. It is unclear whether this …