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Reassessing poverty’s role

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Two recent studies hint at a rarely considered aspect of society’s most pervasive ills: violence and obesity. They aren’t reliably limited to the poor.

First, a fascinating bit of research out of Yale University on Chicago’s gun violence found that a person’s social circle is a key predictor of whether an individual will become a victim of gun homicide — even more so than race, age, gender or level of poverty.

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