Multiple approaches to alleviating poverty help cater for different contexts and groups of people.
There is no one perfect package for alleviating poverty, but there is agreement on what the elements should be. Combination and sequence of interventions varies, depending on context and beneficiaries.
Both Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey have defended the budget savings as ‘fair’.
If the government had provided analysis on how the budget impacts households it may not have found itself defending its record on fairness.
Millions of Nigeria’s young people are turning to the informal sector.
Nigeria has been among the fastest growing economies this past decade but only 25% of the country's population has benefited from this growth, leaving the majority trapped in the informal sector.
There is a gaping hole in South Africa between those who are wealthy, and the working poor
South Africa’s inequality levels are stark. The rich are super rich, the poor very poor. There's a gaping hole in the middle and this is the greatest threat to stability.
Making things happen in Philadelphia
New research shows how cities are tackling the issues usually dealt with by states and the federal government
Holding back the tide.
Six hundred years separate two post-election protests, but the issues at hand are strangely similar and the mistakes too easily repeated.
Too often, we think of "democracy" as what happens during an election campaign – but it goes much deeper than that.
Tomorrow’s engineers? Unlikely.
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Some economists and others have argued smart machines are increasingly stealing our jobs. In fact, the opposite may be true.
A man walks past collapsed buildings in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Global coverage of the Nepal earthquake focused issues of preparedness and political instability but missed the systemic, historical inequities that made the disaster so devastating.
Can the parties do more?
No party is offering a wealth tax or anything equivalent to tackle UK inequality.
Union City Blues. Activists join anti-Thatcher protests in 2013.
British orgainsed labour has remained relevant despite the onslaught suffered during the 1980s, but it lacks the institutional structure that would make the future secure.
Rather than an unfortunate but unavoidable side effect of economic advance, increased inequality that results from rent-seeking is arguably cancerous.
Our policy-makers know perfectly well how to reduce inequality and tackle political favouritism. The question is, will this federal budget even try?
Poorer boys are especially vulnerable when growing up in close proximity to wealth.
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Mixed-income housing has been promoted as a panacea to concentrated poverty and crime. But recent research raises some red flags.
Are we really?
Five years of Coalition government later, it is clear that the poorest have paid most dearly as a result of various tax and benefit changes.
Phillips trailed a programme about race but didn’t deliver.
Hard hitting questions were promised but Channel 4 show ended up missing the mark.
Attendants wait to serve delegates with water during the opening of the annual full session of the National People’s Congress, the country’s parliament, at Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, March 5, 2015.
Once China claimed to lead the way in equality for women. Today, women are warned they will be "leftovers" if they don't produce children.
‘Fairness’ tops Bill Shorten’s policy agenda for the Labor Party, so it’s time we defined what’s fair and what isn’t.
If every policy decision must pass the 'fairness test', will Australia end up making unfair decisions?
Unequal education shouldn’t be here to stay.
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Business as usual in education is not going to heal the widening divisions between the privileged and disadvantaged.
The grass is always greener on the other side of an interview with Nick Ferrari.
One wants to spend £60,000 on a council house the other thinks it costs the same to build a conservatory.
Mixed-income developments replace Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Homes: Old Town Village West townhouses rise in front of the last remaining towers (since demolished) in this 2009 photograph.
For decades, public housing stood as the most architecturally visible and politically stigmatized reminder of urban poverty in many American cities. Originally built to accommodate an upwardly mobile segment…