Australians’ average subjective well-being has barely deviated over the past few years. But there have been some remarkable changes among disadvantaged groups.
Food security is crucial to disease prevention and management, so prescribing healthy foods and reducing barriers to better diets makes sense. But food prescriptions should not be immune to scrutiny.
Adults in the US reported the same levels of depression a year into the pandemic as they did at the outset.
Parents and caregivers are central to promoting child safety. Improving their ability to prevent injury to children is key.
A federal eviction ban had much less effect than state-specific restrictions, an analysis of eviction data finds.
The most stressed are Australians on JobSeeker and single parents.
Financially stressing people who can’t make ends meet makes it hard for them to function.
Few middle-class Americans undergoing Chapter 13 bankruptcy blame the government. They portray themselves as hardworking victims and resent others for taking more than their fair share.
The pandemic’s mental health toll is not distributed equally. Its impact is disproportionately felt by racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities and those experiencing poverty.
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.
A third of Americans experiencing significant financial stress say they wouldn’t contact a doctor if they experienced coronavirus symptoms.
There are strong psychological drivers underpinning the impulse to splurge hard-earned money online. There are also some simple ways to stop.
While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.
Here are the four common lending practices identified by the Australian inquiry into credit and financial services targeted at those at risk of financial hardship.
Australia’s first large-scale study on the experiences of people in financial hardship contradict the idea most debt problems are due to poor choices.
Research on bankrupts illustrates the contrasting financial fortunes of older Australians.
Because many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, the loss of even one can be a big financial blow for a family.
The lottery’s jackpot has swelled to that eye-watering sum, but research suggests hopeful ticket holders should be careful what they wish for.
The percent of students going without food or other necessities has risen since 2012, with students indicating work-study balance was impacting their daily lives, study success and mental health.
Households in NSW spend the most and WA households the least in Australia, but there are segments of WA who are feeling the bite more acutely in cost of living.