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Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty

Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty

Devanik Saha IANS | Indiaspend   Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty — with the illiterate being especially susceptible — according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)…

Poverty continues to be a major challenge in South Asia: Mahajan

Poverty continues to be a major challenge in South Asia: Mahajan

Indore, February 19 (IANS) Expressing deep concern over poverty in South Asia, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said policymakers in the region share a collective responsibility to find a solution to the problem.   “The South Asia region,…

Poverty may up death rate more than obesity and alcohol: Lancet

Poverty may up death rate more  than obesity and alcohol: Lancet

London, February 1 (IANS): People living in poverty may be 1.5 times or 46 per cent more at risk of an early death than individuals who are obese and heavily consume alcohol, a study has found.   The findings showed…

The twin challenges of poverty and hunger

The twin challenges of poverty and hunger

IANS | October 18, 2016 By Amit Kapoor   Goals 1 and 2 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envision eradicating poverty and ending hunger in an extreme form in the world by 2030. Much will depend on how…

Fewer people living below poverty line, inequality lingers, says World Bank

Fewer people living below poverty line, inequality lingers, says World Bank

NEW YORK, October 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of people living in extreme poverty has declined by more than 100 million across the world despite a sluggish global economy, the World Bank said on Sunday.   The World…

Ranking shows rich nations not leading way to end poverty, inequality

Ranking shows rich nations not leading way to end poverty, inequality

NEW YORK, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Most of the world’s richest countries failed to earn top marks on their progress toward reaching the United Nations’ goals to end poverty and inequality, with only Germany and the United Kingdom…

India to continue on growth path to root out poverty: Jaitley

India to continue on growth path to root out poverty: Jaitley

Melbourne, April 1 (IANS): Urging Australian pension funds to invest in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said here the country will continue on its current path of development towards “eliminating the curse of poverty”.   “We do believe…

Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land – World Bank

Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land – World Bank

By Ellen Wulfhorst   NEW YORK, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Can land rights for women drive down child marriage and domestic violence?   “Yes and more”, says an international group of land and property rights specialists who are…

China’s battle against poverty won’t suit all: expert

China’s battle against poverty won’t suit all: expert

Rome, Oct 18 (IANS) The number of poor in China fell from 750 million in 1990 to fewer than 200 million in 2014, but Beijing’s strategy of fighting poverty may not work for all countries, a FAO expert has said.…