Poverty

Getting ahead in the city is hard. In rural America, it’s even harder.

A new report highlights the geographic divide in economic mobility.<p>It has been snowed over by the rallying stock market and the cascade of controversies in the early months of the Trump administration, but the 2016 election revealed a deep economic and geographic divide in America. That divide …

Social Justice

The UN's WFP Uses the Blockchain to Feed Hungry Families

The World Food Programme (WFP) is utilizing the Ethereum blockchain to distribute cash assistance to the world’s hungriest families, demonstrating …

Bitcoin

Trump's Spending Cuts Would Create the Black America He's Been Talking About

At the Alameda County Community Food Bank in the San Francisco Bay area, 40 families recently requested that their food stamps be cancelled, …

Freedom of Information

Kindest Cuts

Posted: Mar 22, 2017 12:01 AM<p>"Devastating!" shouts Chuck Schumer. Even Republicans are unhappy. Big spending "conservative" congressman Hal Rogers …

Conservative POV

What Budget 2017 offers families

The Liberal budget offers new benefits for parents and caregivers, and hints at new child-care spaces<p>Canadian parents will soon be able to choose …

Child Care

Bodyform To Donate 200,000 Free Sanitary Products To Ease Burden Of Period Poverty

'They will have one less thing to worry about in an already difficult situation.'<p>Young women are being forced to miss out on education because they don’t have access to menstrual hygiene products - and it’s something that needs to change now.<p>To tackle the issue, Bodyform has pledged to donate …

Conservative Party

NYC beeps urge Cuomo to back rent subsidy to fight homelessness

Four of the city’s five borough presidents are calling on Gov. Cuomo to back a rent subsidy plan designed to crack down on homelessness.

New York City

Down and out in Bacolod: hard times for the Philippines’ rural poor

Efren Cornessa is the mildest man you'll ever meet.<p>Stoic and ever-smiling, the sixty-one-year-old is recovering from a bout of illness.<p>With …

Philippines

Road To Understanding: Intergenerational poverty, public land regulations worry Piute County officials

Devon Dewey, KSL.com<p>By | Posted Mar 21st, 2017 @ 7:22pm<p>GREENWICH, Piute County — Peace and quiet. There’s a lot of that in Piute County.<p>And Will …

Salt Lake City

Who wins and loses as Turnbull government moves toward childcare victory

The Turnbull government is on the verge of breaking a two-year deadlock on childcare reform after it jettisoned $8 billion in welfare savings it had …

Budgeting

The food stores with an appetite for change

More than 4 million people in Britain regularly go a whole day without eating. For just £2.50 a week, food clubs are filling their cupboards<p>Over two hours before the Brinnington Local Pantry opens, Christine arrives to take her seat at the head of the queue. She says she doesn’t mind waiting in …

Food

Despite global progress, 766 million people, half of them children, still live in extreme poverty

<b>New York:</b> Scores of nations have lifted themselves out of poverty and illiteracy, but those signs of broad progress hide crippling inequality and …

Africa

Family tax benefit freeze to save 'billions'

Family tax benefit rates will be frozen for at least two years to help pay for child care under a rejigged plan the government hopes to push through …

Nick Xenophon

6 Ways Seniors Lose Out Under Trump's Budget

And that's not counting health care or Social Security.<p>Being charged higher premiums for health insurance or possibly not being able to access affordable health coverage at all if you are in your early 50s to mid 60s is just the tip of the iceberg of what older people can expect from President …

Health Care

6 charts that show the divide between rural and urban America

We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America.<p>But what are the factors that contribute to these differences?<p>We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles.<p>The data paint a richer and sometimes surprising …

Disability

What Happens When a Poor City Raises Its Minimum Wage to $15?

Baltimore isn’t as economically healthy as Seattle or San Francisco. That can be an argument both for and against its new legislation.<p>Following in the footsteps of Seattle, San Francisco, and D.C., last night Baltimore, Maryland, passed legislation to increase its minimum wage to $15. But there’s …

Employment Law

Trump’s budget targets rural development programs that provide a quiet lifeline

HAGERHILL, Ky. — Chad Trador was, like many people here, a onetime coal miner struggling to find work. He, his three children and his wife had stayed afloat in a tough economy for years, but after he was laid off from his job managing a convenience store, the unemployment epidemic in this region …

Government

5 Charts That Will Shift Your Perspective on Poverty

Angus Deaton, the Nobel-prize winning economist (who also sits on the advisory board of HumanProgress.org), recently reiterated his belief that on …

Economics

Republicans are making the American Health Care Act even crueler to Medicaid recipients

The American Health Care Act — House Speaker Paul Ryan's and President Donald Trump's proposal to replace Obamacare — was in its original form a truly massive cut to Medicaid. It slashed the program by $880 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It would eventually …

Health Care

A new generation of Greek terrorists

The Greek terror group "Conspiracy of Fire Cells" has been sending explosive greetings via post. After letter bombs in Paris, Berlin and now Athens, DW spoke with a security expert to find out what makes the group tick.<p>Late Monday night security experts from Greece's Hellenic Police neutralized …

Greece

I've served more than 15,000 Meals on Wheels. It's about way more than food.

It’s about companionship for people who really need it.<p>Even though it was 15 years ago, I still remember the first time I helped deliver Meals on Wheels.<p>I was in college at the time, I had very little clue what the program even was. All I knew was that a lady from my campus church was asking for …

Health Care

Forum focuses on solutions, causes of San Diego's homelessness crisis

Regional leaders touted several new programs to address San Diego’s homelessness crisis during an unprecedented city forum on Monday, but also …

Homelessness

What’s at Stake in a Health Bill That Slashes the Safety Net

What do we lose when social insurance unravels?<p>It is startling to realize just how much the social safety net expanded during Barack Obama’s presidency. In 2016, means-tested entitlements like Medicaid and food stamps absorbed 3.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, almost a full …

Health Care

Number of homeless families in Plymouth B&Bs hits a six-year high

The number of homeless families living in hostels and bed and breakfasts in Plymouth is at its highest level for six years, despite the council's …

Housing

Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs …

Education

Public feedback: compassion to crackdown on homeless in Burien

BURIEN, Wash. - The scale doesn't approach the crisis in Seattle, but an emotional crowd confronted their own issues surrounding homelessness in …

Welfare cuts bill killed off by One Nation

Pauline Hanson has killed off the federal government's hopes of the Senate passing controversial changes to welfare payments tied to childcare …

Only Markets Can Win the War on Poverty

“What about the poor?”<p>An interviewer just asked me the question following my usual call for markets in everything. It’s probably the 100th time this …

Economics

The state of the world? Every day, 800 million people go to bed hungry, the U.N. says

With people now living longer, more children attending school and basic social services reaching a larger portion of the world’s population, the development and well-being of humans is quantitatively better today than it was 25 years ago.<p>But the progress has been uneven and stymied by persistent …

Women's Rights

UN report: Millions 'excluded from human development journey'

Despite huge strides in human development across the globe, many groups have been left behind, according to the UN's 2016 Human Development Report. DW speaks to lead author Selim Jahan about the biggest challenges.<p><i>DW: The latest Human Development Report, titled "Human Development for Everyone," was</i> …

Geography