SSRN launches new Poverty Hub

This week; we’ve launched the SRRN Poverty Hub. Each year, the gap between the rich and poor gets even wider, with 1.3 billion people still living in poverty – almost half of whom are children and youth. Poverty is not an economic issue alone; it is a phenomenon that encompasses both the lack of income as well as the basic ability to live in dignity. Those living in poverty experience many deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including dangerous work conditions, unsafe housing, lack of nutritious food, unequal access to justice, lack of political power, and limited access to health care.

Shirley Decker-Iucke, our Director of Content, says:

“This month’s pop-up hub on Poverty just one more example of the way we at SSRN curate and provide easy access to timely research that addresses high priority social needs. SSRN is marking the 35th anniversary of the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty and the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by launching this dedicated space on SSRN to highlight important research on poverty from across all disciplines.”

SSRN, Elsevier’s world-leading platform devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of early-stage research, is committed to advancing societal progress through sharing quality knowledge. Research on SSRN is free to download and upload. It is important to note that many of these papers have not been edited or benefited from the pivotal role of peer-review, which validates and improves the quality of final published journal articles.

Visit the SSRN website to check out the articles included in our new Poverty Hub.

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