Digital skills are essential for citizens to be fully integrated in today’s society. Most administrative formalities are carried out online, whether it’s completing a tax return, looking for work or creating a business. But what about those on the other side of the digital divide?...

The young are the first victims of poverty. In France, a child out of five lives in precarious environments. In the world, 50% of the children are very poor....

Despite the improvement in the past 10 years, much has yet to be done, especially when looking at a school’s role in providing equal opportunities to all....

The most exposed or at risk of poverty are the youth, single-parent families, the unemployed, and the urban population....

Useful links and resources on poverty in France and worldwide

Articles and Books :

Chômage, précarité : halte aux idées reçues. (Unemployment, precarity: ending pre-conceived ideas)

Jean François Yon (2016) Les Editions de l’Atelier

En finir avec les idées fausses sur les pauvres et la pauvreté. (Ending false ideas about poor people and poverty)

ATD Quart Monde (2016) Editions Quart Monde

La précarité. (Precarity)

Patrick Cingolani (2017) Que sais-je ?

Repenser la pauvreté. (Re-thinking poverty)

Abhijit V. Banerjee et Esther Duflo (2011) Editions Seuil

Les inégalités sociales. (Social inequalities)

Nicolas Duvoux (2017) Que sais-je ?

Eradiquer la misère, démocratie, mondialisation et droits de l’homme. (Eradicating poverty, democracy, globalisation and human rights)

Xavier Godinot (2008) PUF

Reports :

ONPES 2016

Report by the National observatory on poverty and social exclusion

Observatoire des Inégalités

Report on inequalities in France 2017

Fondation Abbé Pierre 2017

Annual report on poor housing conditions

Terra Nova 2017

Report on early childhood

World Inequality Lab

Report on global inequalities 2018


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