Consumers who take advantage of nonprofit credit counseling services have statistically significant reductions in consumer debt, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Policy approaches such as tuition-free primary education and paid parental leave both transform norms and improve health for women and their children, finds a new study co-authored by Jessica Levy, associate professor of practice at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
The newly established Social Policy Institute at Washington University has received a $385,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co., part of the company’s $125 million, five-year global commitment to promoting customers’ financial health.
Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, has been selected as the 23rd U.S. poet laureate, a move that will inspire Native Americans throughout the country, says Kellie Thompson, director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
In the United States, almost 50,000 people die every year from suicide. While participating in a June 13 briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., a Washington University in St. Louis expert testified that — amid the need nationally to stem violence in schools and elsewhere — suicide remains preventable.
Early exposure to emotional violence “significantly” increases the chances that youths will contemplate suicide, according to new research from three countries conducted by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
With the goal of preventing youth suicide by helping schools set up a student support system, the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis hosted the Hope Policy Academy June 6.
Kathy Kraninger, who was named director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) six months ago, will talk about the bureau’s new directions and initiatives in savings policy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum.
The standards and expectations to which men and woman generally conform impact health across life stages, health sectors and world regions, finds a new Brown School study. It’s part of a series of research being done that aims to promote gender-equitable policies and programs.
Nebraska’s legislature, assisted by research and guidance from Washington University in St. Louis, on May 24 unanimously approved a universal Child Development Account (CDA) policy that will cover every resident born in the state on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Margaret Clancy, policy director for the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, advised lawmakers on the policy.