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Health and Society

Outsmarting Poverty

For more information on how the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities is turning the tide on poverty, please visit their website. To nominate an organization in your...

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Health and Society

Emergency Financial Assistance Prevents Homelessness

Homelessness has become an increasingly worrisome crisis in our nation over the past several years, but a new study from the University of Notre Dame shows that efforts to prevent...

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Health and Society

Fr. Ted Said…Serving Others: Jim Sullivan ’93

Notre Dame has a long and strong tradition of service and being a force for good. Fr. Hesburgh’s commitment to serving others was the seed that grew into impactful service...

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Health and Society

Evidence Matters

The latest event in the Evidence Matters series featured representatives from King County Metro Transit, Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services, and LEO...

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Health and Society

What the Experts Say

Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou The Poet Maya Angelou calls us to Informed Action here. Her words speak to...

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Health and Society

Trend Spotting

In this episode, we chat with Kasey Buckles, a Notre Dame economist who studies the family. Her research follows trends in the fertility rate, and yields clues about what that may...

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Health and Society

Fewer Unintended Pregnancies Contribute to All-Time Low U.S. Fertility Rate, New Research Says

The U.S. birth rate has been decreasing for the last decade, reaching a historic low in 2017. New research from a team of economists suggests that much of this decline is due to...

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Health and Society

Study Points to Fertility as a Leading Economic Indicator

Many research studies have shown that when the economy does well, people have more babies, and when the economy does poorly, they give birth less. New research from the University...

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Health and Society

Fighting to Create Economic Opportunity

A degree from a reputable community college has the potential to lift people out of poverty, but 60 percent of community college students drop out before they graduate. The...

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Notre Dame Forum

The Once and Future Liberal Arts

Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, explored “The Once and Future Liberal Arts” in a talk as part of the 2014-15 Notre Dame Forum on November 4 in the Hesburgh...

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