Education was already a problem area in much of Latin America. But the coronavirus made a bad situation worse, writes journalist Alejandro Tarre.
The government has declared victory over poverty. NPR talks to the people who've been moved from poor rural villages to brand-new apartment buildings to see how they're now faring.
About 171,000 Georgia children are in families expected to be lifted above the poverty line by the expansion, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and another 183,000 living below the poverty line are expected to be brought closer to it. About 91% of Georgians under 18 will benefit from the expansion.
It's estimated that more than 120,000 low-income Americans have missed out on payments.
Togo wanted to distribute millions of dollars to its citizens in dire straits. There was just one daunting problem: How could it identify the neediest of the needy?
A new study adds to the growing mountain of evidence that says that poverty impairs people's ability to think.
The movie, based on an award-winning novel, traces the unlikely journey of a poor villager in search of wealth. Does it ring true to those who know what it's like to be poor in India?
A new 24 hour, seven day a week warming shelter for the homeless will open this week in Macon-Bibb County. The shelter was put together in the wake of the freezing deaths of two men, one of whom had slept under Interstate 75 Christmas Eve.
Steve Davis lays out the reasons for his (relatively) rosy outlook In his new book: Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism.
Women often bear a heavier burden at times of crisis. They take care of the kids, the house, the survival of families. NPR photographed and interviewed 19 women over 3 weeks. Here are their stories.
One in six households reported missing or delaying paying bills just so they could buy food, an NPR poll says. And many are having trouble paying the rent, especially African Americans and Latinos.
Median household income jumped to $68,700 in 2019, the highest since record-keeping began in 1967. Many of those gains have likely been erased this year, as the pandemic left tens of millions jobless.
Filling in the gaps of a strained safety net, volunteers give their time and resources to help neighbors hit hard by the pandemic and its economic fallout.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to travel restrictions, canceled events, school closures, consumer panic, and mayhem in stock markets across the world....
Nearly 1.6 million Americans will likely spend the holidays in a homeless shelter or some form of transitional housing. A study by the National Law...