Mental distress, addiction, debt, family dysfunction and abuse are all problems to be milked for profit.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
What is a hero? If President Macron really likes heroes, shouldn’t he revise his idea of what he calls “economic migrants”?
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Conny Lenneberg on Newstart, poverty and inequality
Executive Director of Brotherhood of St Laurence Conny Lenneberg spoke to The Conversation about the inequality created by the low level of Newstart, which hasn't been boosted for many years.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Those tasked with sustaining peace must address economic, social and cultural rights to stand any chance of succeeding.
If programs don’t challenge the structural causes of gender inequality, microfinance will just continue to reinforce poverty and inequality.
The diamonds and dollars soon disappear from view.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
As Addis Ababa develops into a modern city, beggars are increasingly being treated like public nuisances and criminals.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
A new program uses tax incentives to encourage investors to help revitalize low-income communities. Research on similar programs from the past suggest it doesn’t work to reduce poverty.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
The majority of South Africans are separated from the wealthy and formal-sector employed minority.
Poorer young people in Varanasi have big ambitions, but no way to reach them – despite the government's efforts.
In many of the UK's seaside towns and former coal mining communities, young people are caught up in cycles of deprivation.
Despite the prevalence of Fairtrade sugar in UK society, the sugarcane industry remains deeply troubled.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.