Financial Inclusion & Education
01 Apr 2004
For many years Toronto has enjoyed a reputation as one of the best cities in the world to live. The findings from this study raise serious doubts about how much longer the city can maintain this status. growing neighbourhood poverty.
28 Jul 2009
While the economic recession continues to threaten the financial security of low- and middle-income households, its effects have been heightened by the reality that, even before the downturn, millions of households in the United States were experiencing difficulties meeting the most basic expenses. Between 2000 and 2006, most households experienced stagnant or declining incomes. At the same time, cost of living expenses increased by 27 percent - leaving households with a growing gap between their incomes and their costs of living. These two factors, combined with low interest rates and inflated home values, helped fuel the growth of credit card debt and a huge increase in cash-out home refinancing.
11 Sep 2009
The report 'Poverty, Inequality and Human Rights', published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examines how human rights have been used internationally to shape new conceptions of poverty and new approaches to combating it. It mainly assesses the lessons that can be learned for the United Kingdom, but the conclusions are also interesting for other countries and cities.
17 Jun 2010
The paper assesses poverty and social exclusion in Cyprus and considers the effectiveness of government policies to alleviate these problems.
01 Jul 2005
An evaluation of a pilot financial skills project for disadvantaged young people.
02 Jul 2007
This report investigates how people who are living with financial exclusion access banking services, money advice and credit, in order to enhance the understanding of this group of people and inform policy.
02 Jan 2007
Duration of social assistance receipt in the early 2000’s in eleven big or medium-sized cities
01 Nov 2012
This annual study by the New Policy Institute analyses trends to tell the story of poverty in the UK today.