New South African research supports evidence that urbanisation has a positive impact on people's lives and must be managed appropriately for development.
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.
Young people from poor backgrounds are being radicalised by criminal gangs.
Pasta and bolognese sauce were on the menu provided at this Sydney venue by not-for-profit organisation Foodbank.
Foodbanks were originally established as a temporary measure to alleviate food insecurity. But have they become an excuse for governments not to deal properly with the problem?
The ACTU has launched a campaign to create a living wage.
The ACTU has proposed Australia adopt a "living wage". This might improve the incomes of some people, but it wouldn't solve "working poverty".
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled her government’s plan to cut electricity bills in March 2017 amid a public uproar about skyrocketing fees driving ratepayers into energy poverty.
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Energy companies routinely cut off service to vulnerable people who experience energy poverty. Here's how to fix the problem.
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Many workplaces do not make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
Australia has the highest poverty rate in the OECD for people with a disability. The barriers to, and discrimination in, the workplace are part of the reason.
Designed to ease budgetry pressures, households in Scotland on Universal Credit can now opt for a fortnightly payment instead of being paid monthly.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 29. Obama spoke earlier in Toronto about the importance of global citizenship.
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The world needs to cultivate a global citizenship sensibility, particularly in the education of our university and college students, to ensure the harmonious survival of planet Earth.
Rural poverty affects a growing number of people in South Africa.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
Comedian, actress and YouTube entertainer Lilly Singh inspires 20,000 students and educators at WE Day Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on October 19, 2016.
Large benefit concerts can bring attention to various social issues - but research on their impact has been mixed. Two strategic management scholars believe We Day provides a new and positive model for change.
Workers clear debris on Sept. 25, 2017 from the top of a building that collapsed in Mexico City after the Sept. 19 earthquake.
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Natural disasters are not only bad in the short term. Many families will see their health, well-being and ability to escape poverty affected for decades, and some will be affected for life.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it’s not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it's not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness. Social enterprises enable small steps; governments can do much more.
Typical mass housing units in South Africa.
Durban one of South Africa’s third largest cities, by population has reported that the number of people living in informal dwellings has remained stubbornly high.
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
Grandmother and child walking in the park.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
Unemployed South African workers wait for scarce jobs as the economy struggles to create employment.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
Children fly their kites on a demolished neighboyrhood in Jakarta. Studies show inequality and injustice are highly toxic to our health and wellbeing.
Inequality is bad for all Indonesians, including the middle and upper classes, because it causes more violence, more people with mental illness and less chance for us to better our lives.