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The findings, published April 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), raise questions about the effectiveness of such programs offered by 80 percent of large U.S. employers via what now amounts to an $8 billion industry.
A partnership between the University of Chicago’s Poverty Lab and nonprofit student support organization One Million Degrees aims to help transform community colleges into more powerful engines of economic mobility.
"Building up a skilled and educated workforce can help reduce crime, lower dependence on safety net initiatives, and create resiliency within communities. We cannot overlook the importance of paid leave proposals and their importance for women of color."
"Budgets are key, and it's your money that is being spent. It’s your family’s money. Begin to hold those who spend the taxpayers’ money accountable. If they don't listen, then become those people in power."
A leading developmental psychologist, Prof. Ariel Kalil examines the historical evolution of income-based gaps in parenting behavior and children’s skills. 
"The best way to strengthen democracy is to strengthen the voters. For over a century, the best method to allow voters to speak at the ballot box has been the power of initiative and referendum."