States have stepped in after past crises. but they don't always stick around.
With unemployment soaring due to COVID-19, why is Jacinda Ardern's centre-left government significantly less generous towards beneficiaries than Scott Morrison's centre-right government in Australia?
The Trump administration has proposed a new category that they say will save US$200 million in terminated benefits.
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the US. But the immigration law’s 'likely to become a public charge' clause kept them out.
Single mothers I interviewed described feeling isolated, stigmatised and frustrated with negative stereotypes.
Being out of work is hard: here's how psychology is helping to make the process of finding a job a little easier.
For families living in poverty, making their 16 or 17 year old child homeless may be the only option to keeping them all afloat.
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. But the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause kept them out.
Spare a thought for Britain’s veterans navigating the minefield that is the UK’s benefits system.
The processing time for the government's Funeral Expenses Payment is decreasing, but the costs related to a funeral are still high.
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.
Social housing providers can help people get into work, with tailored, long-term support.
Yes, most jobseekers who receive Newstart payments are also eligible for other benefits. But in many cases this is just a few dollars a fortnight to help with expenses such as electricity bills.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the 'right' kind of lifestyle.
Defensive responses on Twitter from the Department of Work and Pensions to the Channel 4 series Skint Britain appear tone-deaf.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
Numbers are largely viewed as holding the truth. But this is an unrealistic expectation.
The government has had to rethink its roll-out of Universal Credit – but small tweaks to the system won't prevent people on housing benefit from being evicted.
The desire to treat all those in poverty via one policy stems from the same impulses that led to reform of poor laws in the 19th century.
The concept of Universal Credit reveals something wider about the UK's current political fixation on debt.