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Residents of Poorer Nations Find Greater Meaning in Life

Data from over 132 countries suggest that religiosity may help to explain why residents of poorer nations report finding greater meaning in life, despite lower life satisfaction. ... More>


Boosting Self-Worth Can Counteract Cognitive Effects of Poverty

For people in poverty, remembering better times — such as past success — improves cognitive functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services. ... More>


Childhood Poverty Linked With Worse Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood

About 1 in 4 children in the U.S. grow up in poverty. What does this mean for mental health outcomes when these children enter their teens and early 20s? ... More>


The Poor and the Heartless

Last year, the top 10 percent of American earners took home more than half of the country’s total income. The top 1 percent took home a fifth. That’s the greatest […]... More>