Poverty leaves people feeling unable to take responsibility for their future – but community programmes can empower young people to take control.
School's out – but are the holidays equally enjoyable for all young people, or a time when inequality is magnified?
Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.
The harsh realities of being a child in austerity-driven Britain – revealed.
There is a stigma attached to free school meals that causes parents to abstain from claiming them
A White House Council concluded that the war on poverty is "largely over." But, while poverty among seniors has declined, poverty among adults and children as changed little over the last 40 years.
Despite the prevalence of Fairtrade sugar in UK society, the sugarcane industry remains deeply troubled.
The good news to this disturbing figure is that a strategy is in place to address some serious problems, including an end to child poverty by 2030.
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Jacinda Ardern on the toughness of Australian politics, her ambitious policy plans, and the demands of being a young high-profile female leader that everyone wants to know about.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
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Children looking after a family member are making decisions about their future in the context of their role, often limiting their options and stunting their ambitions
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.
A rising generation of young people are growing up in peril.
Many children are living in low-income families that struggle to pay the rent to keep a roof over their heads. Unaffordable housing is fuelling childhood poverty, so where is the policy response?
Income poverty statistics tell us relatively little about why Australian children live in poverty, or how to alleviate it. But housing plays a critical part in the problem.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
Families are falling deeper into poverty when school holidays come, just to feed their children.
MPs should listen to the House of Lords and to expert opinion, and retain the official child poverty measures.
Being poor doesn't make you a bad parent but families need protective factors to counter the negative ones.