Poverty is an incredibly complex issue. Just ask Martín Burt, former mayor of Asuncion, Paraguay, where one-third of the people live below the poverty line.
New study challenges myth that low-income parents and children suffer from a 'poverty of aspiration'
Children from low-income families risk being failed by schools – because of the belief their parents lack ambition for them, a University of Stirling academic has claimed.
Around one in four elderly Japanese women will live below the poverty level in the near future—with the figure rising to 50% for never-married and divorced women. In contrast, only about 10% of Japanese men will become ...
Poverty is often perceived as an ongoing problem for only a very small number of people, and for most households it is a temporary phase that does not last long.
If you have ever run up arrears on your bills or shivered without turning on the heat at home during winter because you are concerned about the cost, then you may be experiencing energy poverty.
"Power to the people," the activists chanted in the 1960s.
Researchers say almost half of Australian families tracked in a 30-year study have experienced poverty at least once.
Middle class describes an economic tier between rich and poor. It implies upward mobility and a break from poverty.
If we really care about protecting the people who make the things we wear and use, we need to raise wages for workers in supply chains to above the poverty line. Our research shows that this only requires a 20 cent increase ...
For years, policymakers have relied upon surveys and census data to track and respond to extreme poverty.