Africa, including sub-Saharan countries, was half way down a similar route which would eventually lead to sustained economic growth and stabilisation of its population too, expert predicts. Photograph: Getty Images

Asia will soon see an end to extreme poverty, which was made possible by the growth of rural economies, according to Steve Wiggins of Overseas Develop(...)

Men in countries such as Iraq, Algeria and the United States contributed more of their time to childcare than Irish men,

Just seven per cent of unpaid childcare in Ireland is done by men according to a new report which describes the country as having the most unequal gen(...)

Research found that North America has the highest percentage of overweight adults, but regions such as Australasia and southern Latin America are catching up. Photograph: Getty

More than a third of all adults across the world are overweight or obese, a report from a British think-tank has revealed, leading to calls for gover(...)