Unconditional emergency assistance for the world’s poorest could be funded by temporarily freezing debt repayments.
Unemployed Australians were characterised as 'lazy' and 'underserving' of government support in the 1930s. Sound familiar?
The earned income tax credit lifts around 6 million of the working poor out of poverty every year, but with the economy hammered by COVID-19, many might not get the benefit they need.
For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
South Africans have experienced significant shocks to their livelihoods, and the threat of hunger presents a major concern for health, political and social stability.
Some anti-corruption messages can encourage apathy and acceptance rather than inspire activism
The effects of economic stress on children are big. Parents' anxiety about their financial situation is equivalent to the effect of a divorce, and is likely at play amid COVID-19.
Glaring capacity gaps aside, the failure to curb COVID-19 is not so much due to a lack of technical know-how but to a particular view of the world.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
Intergenerational poverty affected children's health in the 18th and 19th centuries -- we must be aware of the risks today.
A new mapping project shows where different types of disadvantage are most prevalent. The picture is more varied and complex than many people think.
Kenya's urban poor lack enough food and the little they can afford is often unsafe and of poor nutritional value.
Western Sydney's growth-driven boom had ended before COVID-19 hit. Some neighbourhood unemployment rates were 2-3 times the metropolitan average, with female workforce participation as low as 43%.
Pandemic histories are useful for understanding COVID-19, but how they connect with race, public health, revolution, labour and colonialism are needed to explain the present and predict the future.
The budget is one of the key tools that government has to effect meaningful change.
President Buhari's Post COVID-19 economic recovery plan is neither novel nor ground-breaking.
By many measures, America is failing, and its people - in fact, the world - need the nuclear and military giant to turn itself around.
How the Manchester United and England star gave the UK government a lesson in the power of moral leadership.
In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the existing challenges facing artisanal and small-scale mining in Kenya.