There’s a lot of encouraging economic news these days in the US: GDP is recovering steadily from the recession years; unemployment is at the lowest level in almost a century; and wages are finally picking up.
Forty-two percent of children in Southwestern Alaska live below the federal poverty line. That’s according to a new study by the Alaska Children’s Trust, a non-profit organization focused on preventing child abuse and neglect.
The poor don’t often decide elections in the advanced world, and yet they are being wooed heavily in Italy’s current electoral campaign. Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the leader of Forza Italia, has proposed a ‘dignity income’, while Beppe Grillo, the comedian and shadow leader of the Five Star Movement, has likewise called for a ‘citizenship income’.
Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and the Caribbean to apply new tools and innovative policies to combat hunger is the new strategy that will be discussed at a ministerial meeting to be held in early March.