A mother breastfeeds her baby.
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Regular home visits by community health workers helped to increase breastfeeding rates in Kenya.
The argument that stronger supply will deliver more affordable housing isn’t borne out in areas where new unit and apartment construction is booming.
The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
The super system provides very little support to low-income earners in the bottom 10% of taxpayers.
Super is the wrong tool to provide an adequate support in retirement for low-income earners. Our research shows top-up measures to help this group are poorly targeted and too expensive.
Those who struggle the most with bills can also find it hardest to change their energy choices.
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It's not just about finding money for things like solar panels – poorer households can also find it harder to gain access to reliable information about the green energy options they do have.
The policy goal of seeking to ensure children benefit from increasing community living standards has been shattered.
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Despite consistent but slight rises in the minimum wage, successive governments have dropped the ball on providing adequate support to low income working families.
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.
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.
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Housing stress and energy poverty are compromising the health of low-income Australians.
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