Tags » Child Poverty

Child Labor in Afghanistan Remains a Problem

An Afghan boy selling boiled eggs waits for customers at a coal dump site on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Child Labour

I don't want to lift children out of poverty

I’ve been thinking more about how we frame our messages this election year, and I’ve realised something pretty significant.

I don’t want to lift children out of poverty. 707 more words


Has family poverty halved over the last 20 years?

According to Brian Perry, the the expert at the Ministry of Social Development writing in last year’s Social Report:

The primary measure is the proportion of people in households with equivalised disposable income net-of-housing-costs below a threshold set at 50 percent of the 2007 household disposable income median – and held fixed in real terms (the 2007 anchored or constant value measure, CV-07).

65 more words
Economic History

'Zero hours contracts adding to child poverty issue' says Children in Wales

‘Zero hour contracts that companies like Sports Direct are giving out are providing a lack of consistency in salaries and leaving families questioning how they are going to make ends meet each week.’ says Cheryl Martin, development officer for child poverty at charity organisation… 430 more words

Bedroom Taxes

140 Million Reasons to Consider Adoption First

Here, I am going to attempt to address a very sensitive topic that is paramount to our sustained access to resources. Overpopulation. As a disclaimer, I do not have a problem with big families, or the desire to raise children. 1,133 more words


funereal scene

Here lies the sorry end
of the aged nation-state
shot like a tethered dog
to appease the feted “great”,

and “good” of the watching
money-honey men… 67 more words