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16 October 2018

Special Feature: The Different Faces of Poverty

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was recognized for the first time on October 17, 1992 by the United Nations, and this date has been celebrated since 1993. Its purpose is primarily to raise awareness about the need to eradicate poverty and homelessness everywhere, particularly in developing countries.

The UN defines poverty as an Human Rights issue. Many authors have studied the origin, risks, short- and long-term effects and, mostly, the possible solutions to this problem.

Since 2009, we have worked on analyzing and disseminating knowledge of different areas, and various authors have tried to find key answers to this problem.

What do development, poverty and inequality have in common?

What are the right policies to improve human development? Can poverty be measured? Adriana Conconi and Mariana Viollaz try to answer all of these questions in their article.

The welfare state: paradigm or reality?

In his article , Kees Van Kersbergen looks into the differences between welfare states and the huge task they are facing to find new ways of guaranteeing social protection while promoting sustainable economic  growth.

Can Humankind end poverty?

In his essay, Jerome C. Glenn points out 15 of the biggest global challenges, including how to achieve sustainable development, guarantee access to clean drinking water, foster ethical market economies and fight new as well as re-emerging diseases.

Can we help?

Peter Singer tells us how the citizens of wealthy, industrialized nations have the obligation to reduce extreme poverty. But why don’t we give more if eradicating poverty is to our benefit too?

Has innovation helped in the fight against poverty?

In his article, Manuel Mira Godinho talks about the studies on the world distribution of wealth and how it can be inferred that poverty has been reduced across the world in recent decades. But, is all that glitters gold?

Why is it so hard to fight poverty?

Abhijit V. Banerjee locates the key issue in identifying the poor and trying to set the way to change the fate of risk groups. Is this journey possible?

Paz Palacios


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