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.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
Understanding what parts of society are susceptible to natural hazards and why, is key for emergency services and risk managers.
A new study finds that giving small loans to very poor people reduces both the incidence and depth of poverty in the developing world.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy. As research indicates that it's working well, this drive to defund is baffling experts.
Poverty, insecurity and social isolation have a major impact on public health.
The number of new HIV-positive cases has sharply declined – in most parts of the country. Nonurban areas, particularly in the South, are showing sharp increases. Why?