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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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Because some people find it difficult to comprehend...
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
Losing welfare benefits when they’re between jobs can plunge nursing home aides into extreme economic hardship.
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.
The increasing proportion of children living in housing-related poverty confronts us with the question: what will we do about it?
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?
The issue of child poverty and its links to housing costs are not widely acknowledged in Australia.
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.
A Halloween gathering in Los Angeles for children who live on the street, in shelters or in cars.
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 need a helping hand outside of school terms too.
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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.
A Greek tragedy.
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Being poor doesn't make you a bad parent but families need protective factors to counter the negative ones.
Who is paying the most?
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In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we're not.
The government wants to change the way it measures child poverty.
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With 17% of children living in poverty in the UK, the government wants to change the way it's defined.
Modern day American poverty: Slab City, CA
Robert Putnam's new book aims to make the social inequality a core issue in the 2016 campaign: a member of his research team explains how.
Federal contractors are among the working poor
Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson spoke of war on poverty and pursuit of a great society. He talked about investing in education and employment and about eliminating social exclusion that comes with poverty…
Bianca Rodriguez, one of nation’s nearly 600,000 homeless at a Chicago underpass.
This year marks the 51st anniversary since Lyndon Johnson launched his War on Poverty and made poverty reduction the centerpiece of his Great Society domestic agenda. Whether we won this war, however…
Measuring progress on tackling the impact of poverty.
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Overcoming educational disadvantage is not easy. Even before they enter the school gates for the first time, a variety of factors including inheritance, social class, parenting style and family income…
Getting ahead of your cohort.
As they reach the end of primary school, the UK’s children face persistent inequalities in their cognitive development. New findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a survey of children born between…
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Improve the school results of children from poor backgrounds and they will escape poverty in adulthood. This is the way the UK government believes it can alleviate child poverty, built on a belief in the…
Despite a fall in our rate of child poverty, there is reason to be concerned about recent changes and future trends in Australia.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has just released its latest report card on child well-being in 41 rich countries. In particular, the report looks at the effects of the economic crisis on children…