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Some Gen Zers and millennials might not identify as readers because they assume the reading that they do doesn’t ‘count.’ Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

Gen Zers and millennials are still big fans of books – even if they don’t call themselves ‘readers’

It turns out that identifying as a reader can be more about community, wealth and gender than how much someone actually reads.
A volunteer bags groceries to hand to people in need at a Sun Youth charity location in Montréal in July 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Getting a fuller picture of poverty in Canada: why the government’s official poverty measure is insufficient

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.
Within Iran’s lower classes, there is a highly conformist youth culture. Farzin Mahmoudzadeh

How Iran’s millennials are grappling with crippling US sanctions

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.
Many teenagers have stopped using Facebook and have gravitated instead to image-sharing platforms like Instagram. (Alex Iby/Unsplash)

The social implications of teens leaving Facebook

Teens – especially wealthier ones – are walking away from Facebook, towards picture-centric social media.
The storm over school funding continues, and at its centre, how best to decide who pays. from www.shutterstock.com

Explaining Australia’s school funding debate: what’s at stake

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.

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