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Cycles of poverty

How will income inequality deepen problems during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis? While some are relying on friends and neighbours to help them get groceries during the COVID-19 crisis, the poor may need to put themselves at risk of COVID-19 by…

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Illustration of city with a wealth divide.

Phys.org: Poor people experience greater financial hardship in areas where income inequality is greatest

A study co-authored by Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, explores how income inequality will deepen problems during the COVID-19 crisis. The study shows that “hardship increases for low-income individuals by reducing their ability…

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EU startups: Five promising European startups tackling the effects of poverty

Two startups with connections to Cambridge Judge Business School are featured in the article. Simprints, a startup supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme at the Entrepreneurship Centre, has developed a fingerprinting technology to help deliver healthcare in developing countries. Unhoused,…

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Tackling inequality

The institutional and organisational arrangements that reinforce and perpetuate economic inequality over time need to be better understood in order to tackle this growing problem, argues Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge Business School. While much attention has recently focused on…

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Favelas of Lima, Peru

Alleviating poverty through trust

'Myopic' decision-making by those on low-incomes creates a vicious cycle of poverty, but a new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School says this can be addressed through increased community trust that helps the poor make forward-looking decisions. More than…

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Dhaka, Bangladesh - February 19, 2014: Unidentified young Bangladeshi women walk by the rice field in misty morning in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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