The fall is attributed to strong economic growth rates in emerging markets and investments in education, health and social safety nets.
The market has been tilted in favor of moneyed interests while workers have lost bargaining power.
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.
Reform dramatically increased the number of households with children on less than $2 a day per person.
The nation's economic expansion has not led to gains for many Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's annual estimates.
Not all refugees are fleeing war. Many, such as young Afghans, are simply hoping for a better life.
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.
Richard Branson's #BransonToBranson April Fools' Day hoax may have pushed the Branson, Missouri, mayor out of office.
A unique program for black boys in the East Bay lights a way out of the ghetto.
Organisers Blockupy estimated that about 10,000 demonstrators from across Europe were at the rally.
One of Blockupy protest organisers says troika is responsible for the austerity measures that have pushed people into poverty.
"A good education can lift you from the most humble circumstances into a life you never could have imagined."
Self-employment accounts for almost half the jobs created since 2010.
A report on inequality in South Asia found that the chances of escaping poverty in both countries were roughly the same.
Winter storms are making life worse for the country's 620,000 registered refugees.
In the United States—as in all of the world's wealthier nations—ending poverty is not a matter of resources.
The chairman of the largest UK food bank provider blames government policy for the rise in hunger
Most laptop batteries have enough energy to power an LED for four hours a day for a year