So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.
This pillar of the American safety net originated as a solution to the paradox of hunger in the midst of plenty.
The Trump administration’s budget for healthcare proposes significant cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
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.
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the US. But the immigration law’s ‘likely to become a public charge’ clause kept them out.
An often invisible force is undercutting support for policies that help Americans facing economic hardship.
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. But the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause kept them out.
With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
When asked to donate money they had earned through participating in a study, average people tended to choose the less onerous requirements rather than big ones.
Stressing out about potentially losing benefits can prolong financial instability. Solving this problem will help low-paid workers and everyone else.
Backpack programs that give students easily prepared foods, like boxed macaroni and cheese and canned beans, can make a difference.
Even without any disruption, SNAP benefits tend to run out before the next disbursement arrives.
In some cases, these restrictions have plunged people deeper into poverty.
Medicaid and Medicare benefits appear safe for now. But SNAP food assistance and many other programs could be disrupted.
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.
Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.