Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it's on a par with heavy smoking. So let's get talking about it.
Record numbers of people are in work but the number of those in employment and in poverty is also rising.
Women face a number of socio-economic challenges that make it harder for them to access higher education.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics pays tribute to randomized control trials, but can they really help us fight poverty?
Amid plans to create special sports divisions for high-poverty schools, coaches at such schools explain how they produce championship-winning teams despite having fewer resources.
Alberto Fernández has been elected as Argentina's new president, defeating Mauricio Macri, who was punished for his economic record.
If trends continue, 87% of the world's poorest people will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Argentina has voted for change. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer, defeated President Mauricio Macri with a campaign emphasizing economic recovery, social inclusion and national unity.
The election results could mean a national pharmacare program will happen, albeit slowly. Canadians can also expect more safe injection sites and money invested in the opioid crisis.
People who moved away from Britain's coal-mining areas have genetic profiles linked to higher educational attainment and better health than those who stayed.
As a hugely diverse continent, one thing has united Asia in the last 50 years: economic development.
Donald Trump has some ideas about how to end homelessness in the US. Los Angeles' recent experiences may be an important part of the discussion.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Small-scale fisheries buffer poverty and hunger in coastal countries.
Parental disability, family structure and unemployment are key factors in transmitting disadvantage between generations.
Prodded by Michelle Obama and other government leaders, Walmart and other major US retailers vowed to build hundreds of stores in food deserts. What happened?
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
The effects of climate change will disproportionately affect the world's poorest, risking the lives and health of millions of people located mainly in the Global South.
Contradictions abound as companies seek to style themselves as advancing gender equality while at the same time marketing sexist products or thriving on sexist employment practices.
Income is a useful measure for tracking economic progress over time. But a broader lens is needed to understand the relational and often political ways in which poverty emerges and is reproduced.