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UK, US 'must learn from poor countries' to solve aging crisis
The aging crisis facing Britain, the US and other wealthier nations could be partly addressed by adopting initiatives being developed in poorer countries, experts said.
How it became a crime to be poor in America
In the United States, a system of modern peonage — essentially, a government-run loan shark operation — has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, the country adopted a set of criminal justice strategies that punish poor people for their poverty. Right now in America, 10 million people, representing two-thirds of all current and former offenders in the country, owe governments a total of $50 billion in accumulated fines, fees and other impositions.
Poor households are locked out of green energy
A report released this week by the Australian Council of Social Service has pointed out that many vulnerable households cannot access rooftop solar and efficient appliances, describing the issue as a serious problem.
Poor sleep habits increase obesity risk
Something else to fret over as you lie awake at night: Poor sleep may increase the risk of being overweight and obese, a new study contended.
Take from rich mothers to help poor
Rich working mothers should have their maternity pay cut in order to fund higher payments to the poorest parents, according to a new commission backed by three former Tory cabinet ministers.
Most Filipinos will stay poor
If the fast-growing Philippine economy story has the aura of a fairy tale, a quarter of the Southeast Asian country's population haven't heard it — the poor.
Poor countries prepare to fight climate change alone
Developing countries, tired of waiting for help from rich countries to arrive and already facing mounting climate crises, are starting their own funds to deal with an uncertain future.
One in three poor people stays out of social security net in South Koreas
One in three low-income people in South Korea don't benefit from the country's income security systems, a study said , calling for their reform or new plans.
Poor sleep habits a threat to college students' well-being
Between studying and socializing, college students often have crazy sleep schedules, and new research suggested that a lack of regular sleep may dampen students' well-being.
Measuring financial conditions in poorer countries
Why care about finance? After all, economic output is just the number of people working multiplied by the average number of hours worked multiplied by average output per hour.
Poor rural communities in Mexico receive a boost to support themselves
Jilder Morales, a small farmer in Mexico, looks proudly at the young avocado trees that are already over one meter high on her ejido — or communal — land, which already have small green fruit.
Basic income scheme comes to Canada's poor
The Canadian province of Ontario plans to give up to 4,000 low-income households a guaranteed basic income for three years. Finland recently began its own basic income experiment, reported Jillian Kestler-D'Amours.
Rural development key to lifting China's poor out of poverty
Amid China's rise to global superpower status, many of its citizens have been lifted out of poverty.
China admits political education for students is poor
China is doing a poor job at political education for university students because the classes are outdated and unfashionable, the education minister said in a rare admission of the difficulties faced enforcing a key government policy.
Poor pupils overtaken by wealthier, less talented peers during secondary school
The performance of poor pupils at UK secondary school is rapidly declining, meaning they are far more likely to achieve worse academic results by the time they sit General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE), a new report has warned.

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