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Ethnoracial inequality and insurance coverage among Latino young adults

Individual Author: 
Terriquez, Veronica
Joseph, Tiffany D.

Previous research has demonstrated that Latino young adults are uninsured at higher rates relative to other ethnoracial groups. Recent implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased access to health insurance for young adults, in part by maintaining health coverage through their parents until age 26. This paper examines patterns of Latino young adults' insurance coverage during early ACA implementation by addressing three questions: 1) To what extent do Latino young adults remain uninsured relative to their peers of other ethnoracial groups?

The twin epidemics of poverty and diabetes: Understanding diabetes disparities in a low-income Latino and immigrant neighborhood

Individual Author: 
Chaufan, Claudia
Davis, Meagan
Constantino, Sophia

In the United States, low-income immigrant groups experience greater health disparities and worse health-related outcomes than Whites, including but not limited to higher rates of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The prevention and adequate management of T2DM are, to a great extent, contingent on access to healthy food environments. This exploratory study examines “upstream” antecedent factors contributing to “downstream” health disparities, with a focus on disparities in the structural sources of T2DM risk, especially food environments.

Testing rapid connections to subsidized private sector jobs for low-income individuals in San Francisco: Implementation and early impacts of the STEP Forward program

Individual Author: 
Walter, Johanna
Navarro, David
Anderson, Chloe
Tso, Ada

Securing unsubsidized employment in a competitive labor market can be difficult for low-income job seekers in an economy that is increasingly driven by highly skilled technical and professional employment. This is particularly the case in San Francisco, whose tech boom has received national attention for dramatically, but unevenly, affecting the city’s economic landscape. San Francisco has a scarcity of opportunities for individuals who are less educated or lack the higher skills required by the jobs that have driven the economy’s growth.

HUD-VASH exit study: Final report

Individual Author: 
Montgomery, Ann Elizabeth
Cusack, Meagan

The HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s housing choice vouchers, administered by public housing authorities (PHAs), with VA case management to offer homeless Veterans permanent supportive housing. The HUD-VASH Exit study, commissioned by HUD and VA, investigated HUD-VASH at four sites: Houston, TX; Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA; and Philadelphia, PA. The study examined program implementation, the movement of Veterans from homelessness to being housed, and the nature of Veterans’ exits from HUD-VASH.

Opportunity Works implementation report: Lessons from the Back on Track model for opportunity youth

Individual Author: 
Anderson, Theresa
Dodkowitz, Alan
Braga, Breno
Damron, Neil
Derrick-Mills, Teresa
Lipman, Micaela
Martin-Caughey, Ananda
Peters, H. Elizabeth
Pratt, Eleanor
Winkler, Mary K.

The Opportunity Works intervention replicates and scales up the Back on Track framework to help opportunity youth—young people ages 16 to 24 not in school and not meaningfully employed—progress along educational pathways. Managed by Jobs for the Future and funded by the Social Innovation Fund, Opportunity Works operates in Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, Santa Clara County, and South King County. This report contains final implementation findings from the Urban Institute.

Reducing child poverty in California: A look at housing costs, wages, and the safety net

Individual Author: 
Bohn, Sarah
Danielson, Caroline

Nearly a quarter of young children in California live in poverty—a fact that has profound educational, health, and economic repercussions now and in the long term. High housing costs and low wages are key barriers to reducing the prevalence of child poverty. Lawmakers have taken action to address these issues: the minimum wage is slated to increase to $15 an hour by 2022, and recently enacted laws aim to ease the state’s housing crisis.

Helping children in the child welfare system heal from trauma: A systems integration approach

Individual Author: 
Taylor, Nicole
Siegfried, Christine B.

The mental health needs of children and families in the child welfare system require consistent, ongoing attention of all of the systems that work with the child. The child welfare system, schools, and the network of community-based organizations serving the needs of maltreated children will be most effective by working both individually and jointly to respond to the unique mental health needs of children and youth with histories of abuse and trauma. This is a report on the results of a survey conducted among child-serving agencies in a number of states.

Longitudinal associations between poverty and obesity from birth through adolescence

Individual Author: 
Lee, Hedwig
Andrew, Megan
Gebremariam, Achamyeleh
Lumeng, Julie C.
Lee, Joyce M.

Objectives. We examined the relationship between timing of poverty and risk of first-incidence obesity from ages 3 to 15.5 years. Methods. We used the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (1991–2007) to study 1150 children with repeated measures of income, weight, and height from birth to 15.5 years in 10 US cities. Our dependent variable was the first incidence of obesity (body mass index ≥ 95th percentile).

Patterns of benefit receipt among families who experience homelessness

Individual Author: 
Khadduri, Jill
Burt, Martha R.
Walton, Douglas

What are the patterns of benefit receipt among families who experience homelessness? This brief uses data collected for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Options Study to analyze patterns of receipt of TANF cash assistance, SNAP food assistance, and publicly funded health insurance benefits among these families, with a focus on the characteristics of those receiving and not receiving benefits. The brief:

Career pathways intermediate outcomes study: Plan for cost-benefit analyses

Individual Author: 
Dastrup, Samuel
Burnett, Kimberly
Buron, Larry

This document lays out a plan for the cost-benefit analyses (CBAs) that will be conducted for up to six of the nine Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) programs. The Career Pathways Intermediate Outcomes (CPIO) study is evaluating the intermediate impacts and outcomes of the PACE programs. The CBAs cover the three-year period after study enrollment.