The report also found that health care expenses are pushing hundreds of millions of people into poverty.
By 2020, there will be 1.5 billion people living in slums, the majority of whom are unmapped.
Oxfam International basically says we're like a Third World nation, given how slowly the Trump administration has responded to the crisis in Puerto Rico.
New research reveals the answer isn't what we're often led to believe.
Food has long been used as an instrument of power, one that lets populations live or die.
Two studies show that uninsured and Medicaid patients often suffer compared to those with private insurance.
Customers without access to their money took to social media to let out their grievances.
The World Bank's benchmark of daily expenditure is now $1.90, up from $1 in 25 years ago.
The fall is attributed to strong economic growth rates in emerging markets and investments in education, health and social safety nets.
The city of Ogden, together with its neighboring communities, has the narrowest wealth gap among America’s largest metropolitan statistical areas.
Those living in poverty can be helped by cash. Help in kind is a poor substitute.
The nation's economic expansion has not led to gains for many Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's annual estimates.
The United Nations is hoping a roster of celebrities will help get the word out about its new development goals.
Even when black Americans graduate high school, work full time, marry and have children later, their economic prospects are worse than whites.
For the first time, there are more impoverished black children than white children.
A new report on global maternal mortality highlights the U.S. capital’s huge health gap between its richest and poorest children.