from The Great Debate:

New data reveals which approach to helping the poor actually works

By Dean Karlan
June 17, 2015

For release with feature ETHIOPIA-FAMINE.

An Ethiopian man examines his crop near Korom in northern Tigray province, November 25, 2004. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

from Breakingviews:

Review: The politics of anti-inequality

By Edward Hadas
April 24, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Four reasons to raise women’s pay that should make men happy

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
March 5, 2015

To match feature USA-IMMIGRATION/AMERICANAPPAREL

Martha from Mexico works at a sewing machine at the American Apparel factory in downtown Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

from Data Dive:

Clawing out of poverty

September 17, 2014

Finally, the U.S. poverty rate is moving in the right direction.

For the first time since 2006, the poverty rate declined last year — to 14.5 percent from 15 percent in 2012 — according to a new report out by the Census Bureau. “Last year's decrease appeared driven by fewer people relying on part-time work, as the survey found an additional 2.8 million Americans were working full-time during the year,” writes Jason Lange.

from Breakingviews:

Global poverty needs a post-industrial definition

August 29, 2014

By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from The Great Debate:

Think everything on a dollar menu costs a dollar? Think again.

By Peter Van Buren
August 1, 2014

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How expensive are those everyday low prices? How much do things really cost on that fast-food restaurant's dollar menu? The answer is more than you think, but maybe not for the reason you think.

from Reihan Salam:

Paul Ryan’s promising new plan to end poverty

By Reihan Salam
July 24, 2014

Ryan speaks at the SALT conference in Las Vegas

Paul Ryan has long been known as the GOP’s budget guru. With the release of his new report on expanding opportunity in America -- the most ambitious conservative anti-poverty agenda since the mid-1990s -- he is on the cusp of becoming something much more than that.

from Photographers' Blog:

Living the Peruvian dream

June 12, 2014

Gosen City, Lima, Peru
By Mariana Bazo

Life in the settlements on the outskirts of Lima can be very hard, but years of economic growth in Peru have helped benefit even some of its poorest residents. In one shantytown called Gosen City, a cluster of houses that grew up haphazardly around a garbage dump, this change is really starting to show.

from Breakingviews:

Review: China gives Africa handy investment lesson

June 6, 2014

By Stephanie Rogan

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

Why not a war on child poverty?

By Mike Males
April 22, 2014

President Barack Obama’s recent speeches at the LBJ Presidential Library and National Action Network marking the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Act had a serious omission. While acknowledging “our work is unfinished,” Obama failed to mention this nation’s worst social trend: the stunning increase of children and youth living in poverty.