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poverty

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  1. people rushing commuting walking to work

    Commentary: Cash-rich, time-poor wealthy are always in a hurry

    It seems that people with more money find more things to do with their time, so feel more time pressure, says Financial Times' Tim Harford.
  2. As experts told Why It Matters, poverty is complex and is not only about not having enough money.

    How poverty tends to trap people into making poor decisions

    Weighed down by a scarcity mindset and tunnel vision, the poor are at risk of making choices that feed the poverty cycle. Sometimes they are out ...
  3. A child studying

    Commentary: A wake-up call, when a disadvantaged child gets 8 out of 100 for an exam

    Uplifting disadvantaged children requires us to create ecosystems of support and actively facilitate their access to this support, says Cindy Ng.
  4. london apartment building

    Commentary: Amid a housing crisis, London builds more empty luxury apartments

    The shocking number of vacant luxury homes in London amid a housing shortage crisis should motivate authorities to take action, says one observer.
  5. students classroom

    Commentary: The trouble with helping disadvantaged kids is you don’t know where to start

    With the odds stacked up against kids from low-income families, figuring out where to intervene can be tricky, says June Yong.
  6. The Iztapalapa neighborhood of 1.8 million people is one of the poorest in Mexico City and the worst

    Millions in Mexico City set to go without water for days

  7. Singapore skyline

    Commentary: Use the right lamp to light the way forward on inequality

    Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality is a poor framework by which we should judge how well Singapore is doing on combating inequality, says ...
  8. taiwan homeless

    Nearly half the world lives on less than US$5.50 a day: World Bank

  9. A man sleeps at a McDonalds outlet in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong

    Commentary: The invisibility of the poor in Crazy Rich Hong Kong

    The complexity in measuring poverty in Hong Kong, as well as the social stigma of poverty, often cloak the destitute in obscurity, says one China ...