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.
Defensive responses on Twitter from the Department of Work and Pensions to the Channel 4 series Skint Britain appear tone-deaf.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
The desire to treat all those in poverty via one policy stems from the same impulses that led to reform of poor laws in the 19th century.
The concept of Universal Credit reveals something wider about the UK's current political fixation on debt.
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.
Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.
The demographics of name change petitioners today – and the reasons that they give – tell a complicated story of race, class and culture.