Tagged With Poverty

'Two decades with no progress for the middle class': New census data shows household income is the same as in 1999


England's housing crisis has gotten so bad that children are living in shipping containers, doing homework on the toilet, and eating on floors. Nearly 400,000 more kids could be homeless soon.


The typical American household earns $61,000 a year. Here are 15 states where the typical resident earns even less.



1 in 5 children live below the poverty line: Here are the states with the highest number of kids dependent on free lunches


15 astounding facts about Monaco, the tiny French Riviera city-state where 32% of the population is made up of millionaires


How to solve a problem with no apparent solution, according to top problem solver Melinda Gates



A woman asked Melinda Gates to adopt and raise her 2 children, while holding one of them, because she was so poor


A 28-year-old mayor is giving his city’s poorest residents $500 a month, but he thinks there are still obstacles to rolling out basic income in the US


After talking to teens about anger management, Bill Gates admits that some of his Microsoft meltdowns were over the top


Dollar stores are feeding more Americans than Whole Foods, and it's leading some communities into crisis


These 7 states have the worst homelessness crises in the US. They also have some of the most expensive housing.


Drone photos of Mumbai reveal the places where extreme poverty meets extreme wealth



The CEO of the Gates Foundation says a wave of progress rippling through China and India could slash poverty in Africa — if women lead the way


Jeff Bezos is launching a $2.8 billion fund to support homeless families and education using Amazon's methods


Trader Joe's former president launched an even cheaper grocery store and has a huge vision for changing how Americans buy food


Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on 7 trends that show world progress



23 photos of North Korea that Kim Jong Un wouldn't want you to see


Communist China has 104 billionaires leading the country while Xi Jinping promises to lift millions out of poverty


Bill and Melinda Gates say it's unfair they are so rich


This startling IMF chart shows how poverty and lack of access to education are literally deadly