Experts explain the significance of this new ‘allowance.’
The economic and emotional impact of COVID-19 has not been shared equally. Now is the time to start rebalancing that burden.
Students who have desks at home tend to do better academically. So why isn’t more attention given to this issue, as it is to the digital divide?
Many studies conducted in recent years tie lower poverty rates for children to better health and higher pay when they grow up.
For middle-class and wealthy families, securing government aid tends to be free of hassles. For low-income families, the process is often stigmatizing and the benefits meager.
Comprehensive early childhood education, mental health support, internet connectivity and post-secondary funding are part of reducing the consequences of poverty so all students may excel.
This benefit, together with other features of the latest relief package, may greatly reduce child poverty.
Monthly payments to families with children could lift millions of US children out of poverty.
The COVID-19 pandemic risks making Canada’s already woeful record on child welfare worse. To safeguard a future for our children, governments must prioritize their care.
Emergency welfare relief during the pandemic shows ‘transformational’ child poverty action is politically and economically possible.
Visits between foster children and their biological families are being disrupted and reunification hearings delayed.
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.
Intergenerational poverty affected children’s health in the 18th and 19th centuries – we must be aware of the risks today.
The pandemic response has put the long-term health and well-being of children and adolescents at risk, with the possibility of seismic shifts in population health if we do not act.
Free school meals have been an issue since 1906.
The millions of US children whose parents can’t always afford enough nutritious food for their families get about a quarter of their calories from what they eat at school.
Boris Johnson claimed in a BBC interview that child poverty was going down. An expert on child poverty looked at the data.
Child poverty has important psychological and social consequences. This means solutions need to cover very many different angles.
When thousands of New Zealand children were asked what well-being meant for them, most wanted enough money for basics, good relationships and to be free from bullying, racism and discrimination.
Ardern’s coalition government promised to overhaul New Zealand’s welfare system, but its response to a comprehensive report by an expert advisory group has been disappointing at best.