Recent Articles by Mercedes White
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 5:32 pm MDT
Is Africa going boom or bust? Experts weigh in on economic development in Africa.
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:14 pm MDT
Girls get to dance with their fathers and have dinner with them during a special day at the Richmond City Jail.
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am MDT
For years microfinance, the practice of making small loans to the poor, has been lauded as a promising solution for eradicating poverty in the developing world. The idea is that a small loan could enable some p...
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:58 pm MDT
For nearly ten years microfinance, the practice of making small loans to poor people to start businesses, has been lauded as a silver bullet for eradicating poverty in the developing world.
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00 am MDT
The Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics considers poverty to be the biggest risk facing American children, according to a Washington Post report. These doctors, however, say lack o...
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 4:22 pm MDT
H&M leads efforts to improve factory safety in Bangladesh after a factory garment collapse killed 1,100 people two weeks ago.
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:17 pm MDT
A provision of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act would give some immigrants facing deportation access to free legal representation, perhaps opening the door to all immi...
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:28 am MDT
By attaching an $8 lens to his iPhone with a piece of double-sided tape, Canadian doctors produced a field microscope that can be used to diagnose intestinal worms in low resource settings.
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:27 am MDT
A new report published in the American Economic Policy Journal sparked debate about the extent to which the interests of the poor are represented in American government.
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:43 pm MDT
New report suggests that prison population increases are related to decreases in mental health services.