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Ralph Da Costa Nunez

The Story of the Low-income Housing Shortage in America

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

A generation ago, roughly two out of every 10 families spent more than 30 percent of their income on rent; today this proportion has doubled to almost four out of every 10 families.

Saki Knafo

Report: NYC Providing Less Money For Child Care | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.29.2012 | New York

A new report says the number of low-income working families who receive child-care subsidies from the New York City government is on the decline. ...

Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The challenges facing children in Pittsburgh are problems we see in our research throughout the United States. In 2010, there were 31,386 homeless children in Pennsylvania. To put this number in context, that is more than the entire University of Pittsburgh student body.

Notched-down Generation

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

For some families, notched-down means cutting back on entertainment, no longer eating in restaurants, clipping coupons or skipping vacations. For others, the events of recent years have far more serious consequences.