A $2 billion welfare crackdown is the main contributor to new savings announced by the government to improve the budget by $1.1 billion across the forward estimates.
By continuing to see policies that affect women in economic rather than social terms, both major parties are offering little in the way of improved gender equity.
Neither major party seems to understand the structural causes of unemployment, or how to adapt welfare policy to meet those needs.
The ruling signals part of a wider trend restricting access to welfare for EU migrants.
Individual cases that seem on the outside to be morally problematic are difficult to assess, and shouldn't also be held up as the norm.
New report shows millions in the UK are denied essential financial services because of disability, disease and age.
The gendered nature of social welfare is invisible and taken for granted – particularly in development contexts.It's time to debate a more gender-sensitive and equitable welfare agenda in the South.
There is increasing evidence that voters have lost their faith in politicians and politics. But the way to restore faith is by implementing policies that make economic and social sense.
Cities don't have much control over national policies – but that doesn't mean there's nothing they can do.
What aspects of the government’s reforms succeeded in assisting people into employment? And did the reforms improve the population’s economic well-being? Or have they left some groups worse off?
Giving poor people a lot of money or a new asset won't turn them into entrepreneurs overnight.
Low-income families will actually end up worse off, if Osborne's cuts to welfare continue.
Cuts to disability benefits were the latest in a series of unpopular and unsuccessful attempts to reform welfare.
A closer look at the terms and conditions of the budget's flagship scheme for savers shows it won't benefit everyone.
Progress in South Africa's welfare system is being hindered by corruption, labour disputes and a lack of research and innovation in the field.
A new study on inequality analyzes the impact of fiscal policy, dramatically altering the standard view of rich and poor in America. It may also change how voters and candidates think about the issue.
Radio broadcaster Neil Mitchell told the Q&A audience that refugees are costing $100 million a year in welfare payments and have a 97% unemployment rate. Is that accurate?
David Cameron hopes to please eurosceptics by applying a mechanism to suspend welfare payments to EU migrants. Here's how it works.
The British PM thinks he has a deal to avert a Brexit? The rest of the union has far more pressing problems to think about.
Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.