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Kids Count: Growing poverty threatens children’s health – Recent Michigan policy decisions worsen the impact on kids

Posted January 24, 2012 by Bruce Snook

LANSING — Child abuse and neglect in St. Joseph County more than doubled over the past decade and almost 60 percent of St. Joseph K-12 children qualified for free and reduced price lunches, the latest Kids Count in Michigan Data Book concludes. Michigan’s long economic struggle is reflected in the new Kids Count findings. Children […]

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SNOOK’S NOOK BLOG: Designing Communities that Work

Posted March 20, 2011 by Bruce Snook

One of the most impressive things I’ve read recently regarding efforts to address the issue of poverty is a report from the Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI) that arrived in my mail a few days ago. The report – entitled Families on the Edge:  Designing Communities that Work – takes a holistic approach to the […]

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New book looks at globalization’s effect on poverty

Posted July 24, 2010 by Bruce Snook

KALAMAZOO–The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research has published a new book based on papers six leading economists presented during Western Michigan University’s 2007-08 Annual Werner Sichel Lecture-Seminar Series. The book, “Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century,” is edited by Dr. Sisay Asefa, WMU professor of economics and director of the […]

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