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Economic equality is the best way to combat child poverty

Norwegian society is moving towards greater economic inequality, according to new figures on child poverty in Norway. Can this development be turned around?

Air pollution in China: Poor people likely to be worst off

Researchers expect that the rural population and poor migrants in cities will be the hardest hit when it comes to air pollution exposure.

Diabetes is more fatal for the poor

Persons with type 1 diabetes run nearly triple the risk of fatal heart attacks if they have low incomes and little education.

Romani distrust of government lives on

More Romani people in Norway value the importance of education. But the historical distrust and fear of authority haven’t disappeared.

Roma and Romanians opt for Oslo despite abuse

Many homeless Roma and Romanians who panhandle on the streets of Oslo have experienced being spat on, struck or kicked. Despite such incidents, many like it in Oslo and plan to return.

Does money make us happier?

It doesn't seem to matter whether you're rich or poor: more money makes us a bit happier, we compare ourselves to our neighbours, and the things that are near and dear to us count the most.

Mixed feelings about beggars in Norway

NGOs and individuals offer an impressive amount of help to foreigners who beg on Norwegian streets. But feelings among Norwegians about foreign beggars remain divided.

Students rebuild an orphanage after Typhoon Yolanda

Four Norwegian architecture students spent their autumn semester working on rebuilding Streetlight, an orphanage in the Philippines that was destroyed by a typhoon before Christmas last year.

Prosperity leads to violence in India

The violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India are generally attributed to religion. Economic factors may provide a better explanation.

Social innovations may hold the key to future food security

UN Special Rapporteur believes in developing new ways to produce and distribute food. “Today's food system is not reducing hunger, despite increasing levels of production, but has instead contributed to inequality in rural areas,” he says.