Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for the November elections.

2013 HILDA report sounds the alarm on child poverty

Australian children under the care of just one parent are three times more likely than other children to live in poverty, new data from Australia's most comprehensive household survey has revealed.

Global poverty is shrinking, study finds

Global poverty is declining and may be eradicated altogether in some countries in the next 20 years, a new study by the University of Oxford has found.

Report examines effects of closing low-performing Chicago schools

(Phys.org)—The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research has released a full version of the report, "Turning around Low-Performing Schools in Chicago," which shows that in about three-fourths of the cases, ...

City life trumps tree change

Inner city Australians enjoy a higher standard of living, higher incomes and are more socially engaged than their suburban and rural counterparts, according to new research from UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC).

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