It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Students who get admitted to Connecticut's career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Once rent is paid, having to live on only $14 a day doesn't cover the costs of job seeking. The evidence of the need to increase Newstart and Rent Allowance is overwhelming.
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
The informal sector represents an opportunity to improve the lives of a large part of the workforce. Government should desist from harming livelihoods and broaden the scope of policy measures.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
Services have not featured strongly in the economic strategies of developing countries. However, South Africa's recently published economic reform proposals point to a greater role for services.
PM’s advisor Christine Morgan on tackling Australia’s rising suicide rates.
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On this episode, the PM's national suicide prevention advisor speaks with Michelle Grattan on what we know so far about suicide rates, and what needs more clarity.
The progress we were making has been slowed or reversed, at exactly the wrong time.
The Reserve Bank's best case scenario is that its forecasts are wrong.
Claiming "there are jobs out there for those who want them" is cheap rhetoric glossing over the reality of unemployment.
Many people enter and leave Newstart quickly. But most of those on it have been on it for a long time.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.
The governments needs to adjust its agenda to take on board concerns voiced by citizens about the impact of technological changes.
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.
The Conversation's distinguished panel predicts unusually weak growth, dismal spending, no improvement in either unemployment or wage growth, and an increased chance of recession.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
Inequality persists in post-apartheid South Africa, reflecting the distribution of power. Reversing this will require changing the social processes and relations that underpin it.