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Diversity Studies and Research Collection

Diversity Studies and Research Collection

Studies and Research collected by Greater Diversity News Editors. The best research from major associations and organizations around the world. To download PDFs and view articles you must register then return to this section.
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Evaluation of Experience Corps: Student Reading Outcomes

Written by Washington University in St. Louis on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00.

Tutoring children in and after school isn't new, but how much does it really help in critical areas like reading? Rigorous new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows significant gains from a national service program to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.

Immigrants Overcome Great Odds to Raise Children in Foreign Lands

Written by Featured Organization on Sunday, 05 April 2009 00:00.

 A recent surge in immigration rates has led psychologists to study how these families are coping and thriving in their adopted countries. In a special June issue of the Journal of Family Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association, researchers report that close family ties are crucial for immigrants’ successful transition to their new country.


ACLU Releases Scathing Report on Abuses in City Jails

Written by Jessica Bassett on Thursday, 02 April 2009 14:06.

Suffering in Silence: Human Rights Abuses in St. Louis Correctional Centers ACLU ST. LOUIS (NNPA) – With her long history of chronic asthma and sickle cell anemia, a short stay at the St. Louis Justice Center for failing to appear in court for two traffic violations cost LaVonda Kimble her life. She died of an acute asthma attack less than 12 hours after arriving at the jail two years ago. The St. Louis Fire Department alleges poor medical care, delays and incompetence may have contributed to the woman’s death.

What’s Good for Big Business Not Good for Economy

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 02 April 2009 14:06.

 In 1953, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to determine whether he would become U.S. secretary of defense, Charles E. Wilson famously stated that keeping his existing job as head of General Motors would not constitute a conflict of interest because “what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.” A new study by a University of Arkansas researcher suggests the opposite – that a stable group of large corporations is associated with slower economic growth, particularly in high-income countries.