From policy to performance, a panel of five political experts analyses the first televised leaders' debate of the 2020 New Zealand election campaign.
Marcus Rashford has spoken eloquently about what happens when the government does not provide adequate support for food-insecure families. Children we interviewed said the same thing.
Making some of the Newstart increase permanent would undo the worst of the damage.
The story map reveals that like any part of society, street youth are both subject to and willing to conform to rules and conventions, in this case for their own and others' safety.
Public health education campaigns disregard economic factors.
With UNICEF ranking New Zealand 35th out of 41 rich countries for children’s well-being, the gap between rhetoric and reality is wider than ever.
Low-paid workers at both ends of the supply chain – the small farmers who grow most of the crop and the casual staff who serve you at the cafe – weren't well off even before the pandemic hit.
The life story of Mandlenkosi Makhoba represents the losers in the new South Africa, showing how inequality is produced and reproduced generationally.
Visits between foster children and their biological families are being disrupted and reunification hearings delayed.
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.