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History of poverty

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For all the world has changed, and structures of welfare support have emerged, we face a simple fact: poverty still exists.

Today, children still go hungry, houses are too cold or damp, clothes don’t fit and people are victims of crime.

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Understanding and Solving Poverty and Inequality

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