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Recent "popular" research has told us that being "hangry" - the increase of negative emotions like anger because of hunger - is a real condition or state of being. This of course has implications for children and families dealing with food insecurity. 

For instance, a study from the American Society for Nutrition found that reducing a family's food insecurity FIRST does, in fact, lead the way to improved economic security. Read the full longitudinal work HERE.

Meanwhile, the restaurant industry continues to be a Billion Dollar industry, on the shoulders of our love for food, and on the backs of tipped workers. Congress hasn’t raised the federal minimum for tipped workers, currently $2.13, in more than 20 years. The economic impact of this can be felt in all sectors, but might also explain why your server is acting a bit "hangry." Read more from PEW about the Tipped Wage Debate HERE

FROM APRIL:
Positive Publisher NationSWELL explores Community Land Trusts as a solution to homelessness, while The Atlantic explores the unexpected sector of the community of working poor professionals that are Adjunct College Professors

FROM DECEMBER:
The Standford Center on Poverty and Inequality has published the first draft of research from NYU on the Inter-generational Aspects of Social Mobility. While the most data heavy of the three, it analyzes such diverse factors as gender or the impact of siblings on social mobility. 

NEW, And equally notable, The Paul G. Allen Foundation has published its research on asset development as a path to civic engagement in the poverty-fighting process. They titled this report, Disrupting Poverty.

FROM NOVEMBER:

The National Women's Law Center presents Insecure and Unequal: A detailed look at the impact of poverty on women and families over the past 12 years. 

The US Conference of Mayors released their Hunger and Homelessness Survey: This 25 city survey found continuing increases in demand for services and continuing shortfalls in meeting service needs.