Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
WEVJ Jackson is back on the air! You can always stream NHPR here or on the NHPR app.
Word of Mouth

Urban Poverty vs Rural Poverty...Who's Better off?

poverty by bandarji.jpg
bandarji via Flickr Creative Commons

Urban Squalor, it’s an image of misery: barefoot kids picking through heaps of smoldering trash or fetid water. With an increasing number of people living in such conditions in the world’s mega-cities, the question of whether living in urban poverty is worse than rural poverty is a persistent one. Charles Kenny- economist and senior fellow at the center for global development wrote “In Praise of Slums” an article published in Foreign Policy Magazine.

Plus, Handheld Stories offers a ray of hope to a few kids in slums around the world.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.