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Hidden reality of hygiene poverty in Ireland revealed

Credit: Los Muertos Crew from Pexels Hygiene poverty is a pervasive and hidden problem in Ireland and cuts across all income levels, according to the first comprehensive study of the issue in Ireland. The study, conducted by the School of Social Work and Social Policy in Trinity College Dublin, was commissioned by the charity

It’s not a cost of living crisis. It’s a poverty pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain There is a poverty crisis in the UK. But when outlining his 110 growth measures aimed at getting "the British economy working" during his autumn statement, the chancellor's measures to tackle the cost of living crisis were limited to economic support payments focused on short-term wins. We argue

Exploring policies to reduce child poverty and child maltreatment

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a recent study, researchers have conducted a scoping review of previous studies to explore the effects of policy changes on child poverty rates. The study conducted an empirical analysis to estimate the relationship between child poverty rates and child maltreatment report (CMR) rates using national county-level data. The…

China’s extreme poverty rate increased under capitalist reforms, study finds

Share of the population unable to purchase a subsistence basket, 1981–2008. Source: Moatsos (2021). Credit: New Political Economy (2023). DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2023.2217087 It is widely believed that China's socialist economy had relatively high rates of extreme poverty, while the capitalist reforms of the 1980s and 1990s delivered rapid progress, with extreme poverty declining from 88% in 1981 to zero by 2018.…

The good advice that could lift people out of poverty

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Providing access to housing, debt, and benefit advice within food banks could help lift people out of poverty—according to a University of East Anglia study. Researchers worked with Norwich Foodbank centers, part of the Trussell Trust, on a pilot project that saw representatives from Citizens Advice and

A Tight Labor Market Could Quell Poverty, but Eligibility Rules Threaten Those Gains

The United States is enjoying a remarkable and durable period of tight labor markets. Currently at 3.6 percent, the unemployment rate has been below 4 percent for 18 months. Employers added 209,000 new jobs to the labor market last month, marking the 30th straight month of job growth. The economy is generating opportunity for many workers, including people who have long been on the margins of the work world. More than one million additional people with disabilities found jobs between 2021 to 2022; joblessness among…

Deepening Poverty Grips Ukraine, Spurs Resilience

With about a fifth of the population relying on humanitarian aid, handouts are helping Ukrainians weather tough times. With about a fifth of the population relying on humanitarian aid, handouts are helping Ukrainians weather tough times. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials…

Ending image poverty, and EV chargers’ power struggle

—Chancey Fleet In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic lockdown, my husband and I bought a house in Brooklyn and decided to reimagine and rebuild the interior. He taught me a few key architectural symbols and before long I was drawing my own concepts, working toward a shared vision of the home we eventually designed. It’s a commonplace story, except for one key factor: I’m blind, and I’ve made it my mission to ensure that blind New Yorkers can create and explore images. As a blind tech educator, it’s my job—and my…

How tactile graphics can help end image poverty

Working with images isn’t in the job description for most access technologists like me, but I believe it should be. I dream of a day when checking out a street map, perusing tattoo designs, or making a seating chart are just as convenient and commonplace for blind folks as for our sighted counterparts.  When we talk about graphics and images, the assumption that they will be experienced visually is implicit in the language we use. We refer to the visual arts, visual aids, and data visualizations; we conflate the world…