News tagged with income populations

Looking at sachet water consumption in Ghana

Many of West Africa's largest cities continue to lag in their provision of piped water to residents. Filling the service gap are plastic water sachets, which have become an important source of drinking water ...

Jun 19, 2013
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US income distribution winners and losers

People all over the world have spent almost six months in front of universities, public parks, banks, and even Wall Street to publicly protest their dissatisfaction with economic inequality. But how much disparity really ...

Feb 28, 2012
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Hunger atlas takes a new look at an old problem

World hunger is often seen as the result of overpopulation, bad geography or natural or human-made disasters. But a new book, "The Atlas of World Hunger," reveals that the contours and causes of hunger are ...

Jul 06, 2010
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Material success and social failure?

It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Likewise, large inequalities of income are often regarded as divisive and corrosive.

Mar 02, 2009
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