States have stepped in after past crises. but they don't always stick around.
The stories people tell about welfare rarely match up with the stories told by people actually receiving aid.
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?
Bappenas conducted a simulation to predict how COVID-19 will impact poverty in Indonesia. Without intervention, the pandemic will drag at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty by the end of 2020.
COVID19 threatens to reverse years of Indonesia's positive trends in poverty alleviation. We highlight lessons from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic.
The government wants to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the definition of “small” is still pretty big.
To begin to deal with South Africa’s persistent poverty, high unemployment, and the economic aftermath of the pandemic, grant increases must remain in place after the six month period.
Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.
Economic inequality is growing across the world, but few are talking about the ways to tackle it.
States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in food stamps, Medicaid and other welfare programs – despite little evidence of actual fraud.
The Trump administration has proposed a new category that they say will save US$200 million in terminated benefits.
Neurotics are more disgruntled about the welfare state, yet they crave its reassurance.
Identifying and overcoming barriers to equitable participation in social and economic life can improve the well-being of coastal communities.
The Conservative Party's manifesto presents a modest £2.9 billion spending increase compared to Labour’s £82.9 billion spending programme.
The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
There's no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can't distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Frydenberg said the decision was made at a meeting on Tuesday night of Morrison, Cormann and himself. He indicated it was about smoothing the passage of the measure through the parliament.
Budgets will increasingly acknowledge that welfare is about us, rather than us versus them.