Poverty Research Hub

SSRN’s Poverty Hub highlights early-stage research focusing on the rise of inequalities in opportunity and income. 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.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty and the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This Day honors the millions of people suffering from poverty and recognizes the essential global solidarity and shared responsibility we hold to eradicate poverty and combat all forms of discrimination.

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.