Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.
Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn't saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.
As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
Young people are being put off claiming benefits – and it's costing both them, and society.
Both before, during and after conflict, wars have shaped the creation of welfare states.
It is important that consideration is given to the role played by individuals working within departments, not just the government.
Social Security will have to dip into its trust fund to pay benefits this year for the first time since 1982. Should we be worried?
A study has revealed how former Armed Forces personnel can get ignored and mistreated by an unsympathetic social security system.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
The French health care system is rated as one of the best in the world, but it’s a shield that’s under increasing stress.
Tackling the challenge of stunting in South Africa needs a convergence of science and policy along with better coordination at all levels of government.
Changes to the benefits system delve into the pockets of the poor and will lead to more families and disabled people needing to use food banks.
South Africa's Constitutional Court is in a fix. The only way to deliver social grants that support millions would be through a process that's without validation, would be unlawful and invalid.
Centrelink's debt recovery problems reflect an over-simplistic application of policy to the complexity of workers’ lives in a flexible labour market.
The focus on reducing welfare dependency among young carers, parents and students may deter them from seeking any help.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
Economic growth is a necessary condition for development. But it can only pass the sufficient condition test if growth translates into high-earning jobs. Ghana's recent history illustrates this.
Turning 65 in 2016 doesn't mean the same thing as hitting 65 in 1916. So why are we still using a population aging measure that was developed a century ago?
The presidential candidates are largely ignoring one of the biggest economic issues facing Americans: more than half are struggling to save enough for retirement.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.