“30 percent of students affected by poverty” – Criticism of planned BAföG reform — RT DE

The number of BAföG recipients has continued to decline. The traffic light coalition now wants to expand the circle of recipients with a reform and raise the BAföG rates. But social organizations are sounding the alarm and are calling for a much larger increase. The opposition in the Bundestag has criticized the BAföG reform initiated […]

India has halved extreme poverty — RT EN

26 Apr 2022 06:15 am World Bank researchers say there has been a significant drop in extreme poverty in India. That’s according to a study that observed the trend in both rural and urban areas. Extreme poverty in India, the second most populous country in the world, fell by an estimated 12.3 percentage points between […]

Poverty in old age inevitable? Every third pension fund is in financial difficulties — RT DE

8 Feb 2022 10:25 am The company pension scheme is an important security for many employees. However, the persistent phase of low interest rates and inflation are making it increasingly difficult for pension funds to generate returns. Every third pension fund is already under the stricter supervision of BaFin. About a third of all German […]