Drug deaths in Scotland are now among the highest in Europe. What can be done?
Inequality of opportunities accounts for roughly 8% of income inequality in Australia.
Low-income Canadians lack nutritious food options in part due to negative societal attitudes about them.
Only very low-income Americans who are working or looking for work are eligible for federal, time-limited welfare dollars. This restriction doesn't always help them get back on their feet.
Namibian crafters may be on the verge of commercial success with the carving of the Makalani nut. But they are not sure if they want to commercialise operations.
Trump's rationale for cutting the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program rests on a myth at odds with contemporary data.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don't account for that.
Conflict and poverty further deepen the impacts of climate change, resulting widening income inequality between women and men.
International tourism is a booming business, with tourists spending US$1.4 trillion each year. Who's benefiting from this outlay of cash?
To honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa could do with its citizens becoming more active in driving development - particularly efforts to tackle poverty an inequality.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
Henry David Thoreau might appear to be very ill-adapted for the modern West – but his writing contains some striking lessons for the modern world.
It could make women agents of change and development in Southeast Asia.
Standardized test scores drive many of our decisions about students, teachers and school districts. But research shows that the results are highly predictable, in a bad way.
Census data shows there is income inequality between, but also within, regions of Australia.
A rising generation of young people are growing up in peril.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
Americans, an independent group, tend to believe that people can "pull themselves up by their boot straps." Yet bigger forces are at play in a person's ability to gain education, a good job and money.
As the rich move away from disaster-prone areas, the poor may be left behind.
Even though they don't consistently have a roof over their heads, the homeless do their best to create a routine, form communities and make a home – just like the rest of society.