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More and more older Americans are slipping into poverty
There was good news in the Census Bureau's poverty report for most age groups in America. The data revealed one concerning trend, however: Rising poverty among older Americans.
California’s poverty rate remains US highest (video)
One in five Californians lives in poverty, the highest rate in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Child Poverty Rate Decline (video)
The child poverty rate declined from 19.7 percent in 2015 to 18.0 percent in 2016 but continues to outpace the poverty rate of the total population.
Agenda 2063 targets ending poverty in Africa
A Ugandan economic affairs officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) based in Addis Ababa Dr. Paul Mpuga has called for the alignment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with Agenda 2063 for easy implementation.
Poverty is a problem we can solve (video)
In this short video, Chief Executive Campbell Robb explains what has been happening in the year since we launched our strategy, We can solve poverty in the UK.
Living in poverty puts demands on attention that  impair decision-making
If the interest rate banks paid on customers’ deposits were to soar from 0.3 percent to 5 percent, you would expect that most people would start saving more. But, it turns out, most people aren’t that calculating.
China lifts 13.9 million people out of poverty each year
China lifted an average of 13.9 million people out of poverty each year from 2012 to 2016, and the annual per capita income in impoverished rural areas has grown 10.7 percent every year, according to a report from the State Council.
Chinese government advisor: More Mandarin needed to fight poverty
Not enough effort is being put into teaching China's ethnic minorities standardized Mandarin Chinese during Beijing's fight to eradicate poverty, a top advisor to the government said.
Poverty in America by the numbers
By the official definition of poverty in America, New Mexico has the nation’s highest poverty rate, 21.8 percent, while New Hampshire has the lowest, 6.6 percent. But a newer, more comprehensive measure of poverty by the US Census Bureau tells a different story, with California having the highest poverty rate among the states at 20.6 percent.
Poverty striking rural Illinois at a faster rate than cities
Poverty might be more commonly associated with inner cities, but data shows poverty in rural Illinois, in the US is increasing at a faster rate than in urban areas.
China fights for final victory over poverty
In the late 1930s, when the generals and soldiers of the Communist Party of China (CPC) established a revolutionary base in Lyuliang in north China's Shanxi Province, they didn't know this mountain city would remain poor 80 years later.
Anti-poverty program takes a whole community approach
The old adage that people who work harder are people who get ahead does not always apply to those living in poverty.
Enrollment down, poverty up in New York rural schools
Rural school districts in New York State face a double dilemma in declining enrollment and increasing poverty, with the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier among the hardest-hit regions, according to a new report.
Efforts made to help children in poverty
Spradling elementary students had just resumed school following last year’s Thanksgiving break, and Principal Robyn Dawson found herself with a misbehaving student on the other side of her desk. This kid never got in trouble, but today she wasn’t doing her work.
Rouhani: Uprooting absolute poverty one of goals of the 12th government
Uprooting absolute poverty of Iran's society and creating a comprehensive system of social welfare is among goals of the 12th government, President Hassan Rouhani said in endorsement ceremony here on Thursday.

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