Newer measures of poverty may do a better job of counting America’s poor, which is necessary to helping them.
Nigeria needs more industrial production, foreign and domestic investment, not just handouts.
The most stressed are Australians on JobSeeker and single parents.
With cuts to JobKeeper and JobSeeker set to bite, Social Services Minister Anne Ruston has cast doubt over the idea of a poverty line.
JobKeeper and the COVID Supplement to JobSeeker benefits will be gone in a week. The combined effect will be to halve some recipients’ incomes and the rent they can afford.
It’s evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Canadians should invest in affordable housing. It’s a commitment to lifting the most vulnerable members of our society from the ground up — and lifting our entire country up in the process.
A new ANU computer algorithm can provide near instant answers about how to get the best bang for welfare dollars. It says we should boost Newstart and cut either pensions or family benefits.
The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe.
Less than 15% of the most disadvantaged people in Australia exit poverty from one year to the next. We need to design policy to tackle this.
We increasingly celebrate entrepreneurial self-reliance, but for disadvantaged people, the certainty of an adequate income is a fundamental foundation. It may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don’t account for that.
It could make women agents of change and development in Southeast Asia.
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
Last week I joined 8,500 Australians on the charity challenge to live below the extreme poverty line, spending just $2 a day on food for five days. It was tough and my diet was far from complete.
Plans to stop universal credit payments in favour of a ‘national living wage’ will not address the long-standing poverty of many people in paid employment.
South Africa’s finance minister delivered a good mix of macro and micro-economic strategies to ensure the country survives economic uncertainty, restores confidence and achieves some growth.
A new study reveals just how tough it can be to rebuild a life after homelessness.
Reaching middle class status and sustaining it into retirement is a major challenge. The key is to live within your means.
A review of South Africa’s methodology to measure poverty shows that 60% of people in the country are poor. This is way higher than the figures that are usually quoted.