A volunteer bags groceries to hand to people in need at a Sun Youth charity location in Montréal in July 2022.
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Canada’s official poverty measure only focuses on income and ignores other important factors, meaning there are millions of Canadians living in poverty that are ignored by the measure.
New research reveals how socioeconomic status influences our memory abilities and risk of dementia.
There is endless debate about whether private schools add value to students’ academic results. But research consistently shows when socioeconomic factors are taken into account, this is not the case.
About one-third of homes in Puerto Rico were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Social inequalities worsen storm damage and challenge disaster recovery, increasing class divides over time.
One recommendation to fix inequity in Australia is for the government to fund non-government schools to the same degree as government schools, while banning them from charging fees.
Governments must ensure access to preschool for all children, many of whom will have had their learning and development affected by COVID-19. It will help children recover, as well as the economy.
Within Iran’s lower classes, there is a highly conformist youth culture.
Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran’s young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality.
It’s not fact that private schools get better results than public schools.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Many teenagers have stopped using Facebook and have gravitated instead to image-sharing platforms like Instagram.
Teens – especially wealthier ones – are walking away from Facebook, towards picture-centric social media.
Losing your parents or growing up in poverty can add years to your biological age.
Teenagers’ plans for the future can affect their school work now.
Although fewer Australian teens planned on going to university or TAFE than 15 years ago, figures were still higher than the OECD average.
The storm over school funding continues, and at its centre, how best to decide who pays.
Estimating parents’ capacity to contribute to their children’s schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.
For-profit services make up the greatest proportion of services not meeting national quality standards.
Children’s access to quality childcare is, more than ever, dependent on whether the government views their parents as deserving or not.
Why a bricklayer is more likely to die before a banker.
Boris Cheval/University of Geneva
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.
Solar panels are still a rarity in WA’s lower-income areas.
Western Australia has huge amounts of sunshine and wind, yet only 7% of its energy comes from renewables. What’s more, most households in the poorest suburbs are still locked out of the solar panel boom.
Bottleshops affect the health and well-being of people across the suburb, not just the health of people who buy the alcohol.
There’s growing evidence the location and density of bottleshops influences the health and well-being of locals, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
The highest incidence rates by state for the major cancers for men and women are in Queensland.
AAP Image/Julian Smith
Public health experts traditionally expect that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be unwell and die before your time. But newly available data on cancer rates show that’s not always true.
The NBN’s multi-technology mix seems unlikely to deliver the same internet quality to everyone.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
The National Broadband Network was meant to provide greater equity of digital access. So far, it’s not looking good.
A snapshot of inequality in South Africa.
Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes
People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?