Lane Anderson
Lane Anderson writes about causes for the national edition—including issues such as poverty, hunger, and social inequality. She lives in New York City, where she has taught at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

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Teens are brutalized by violent pimps and forced into sex slavery, right? Not so fast -- new research paints a different picture, and tests our commonly held myths about sex trafficking.
Sex trafficking in the US is nothing like the movies. Look no further than the streets of Los Angeles to find America’s sexually exploited kids. Over 70 percent of children under 18 rescued here are born ...
Many black people still live in segregated ghettos in the country's metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, says those ghettos didn't happen by accident.
Underage girls detained for running away, truancy and prostitution are often trying to escape abuse and exploitation, study says. Instead of getting help, they are put behind bars.
Around the world, children under the age of 12 are happy, but that can change dramatically as they grow up.
A "one-way honor system" beholdens workers to their employers, while employers have little responsibility to employees. Researchers believe it's reshaping our family lives.
Maybe lack of family leave time isn't the problem for parents — maybe working 24/7 is the problem for parents.
Is lack of access to fair representation eroding the U.S. justice system? A new report says that for low-income Americans, it may be.
Does money make rich people happier? Not really. But not having enough money can make a person sad.
The payday lending industry earns $8.7 billion a year in exorbitant interest rates and fees. But without them, where will low-income borrowers go?