Homelessness

Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Homelessness

Yes, we have left no sense of decency. From Indiana, we find this story about parents of disabled children who can’t receive state aid for their disabled children: Indiana’s budget crunch has become so severe that some state workers have suggested leaving severely disabled people at homeless shelters if they can’t be cared for at…

Last week, I wrote about the effects of poverty on educational performance, and, in particular, science education. I received many responses, both in comments and by email. One reason I wrote this is that our current wave of educational ‘reform’ seems utterly focused on teacher managerial issues. I’m willing to cede that part of the…

In the midst of all of the discussion about improving healthcare, one issue that has been neglected is the role of poverty in poor healthcare outcomes. One group that is hit particularly hard is the homeless. The Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network reports that the homeless are thirty times more likely to be diagnosed with…