The federal budget proposed several measures aimed at reducing poverty. But escaping poverty is extremely difficult and can't be addressed by quick fixes.
This infusion of funds will help struggling child care providers and support parents who have to exit the workforce to care for their kids.
The devastating effect COVID-19 has had on disabled people globally goes far beyond health issues
Even when the economy is strong, these young adults face economic hardship.
Relying solely on job placement as an indicator of successful intervention misses out on outcomes that are equally important, or more so, amid high structural unemployment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to show decisive leadership in not only controlling the surge of the virus, but also providing financial assistance to millions of urban poor.
Prince Philip died at 99. Living to such a ripe old age isn't unusual for UK royals. Nor is it surprising, argues an expert on aging and longevity.
In flood-ravaged Dili, COVID-19 restrictions were abandoned as the disaster unfolded. But it means an already escalating pandemic situation may spiral out of control.
The Covid-19 pandemic raises the question of the precariousness of foreigners dependent on social assistance in Switzerland - a precariousness that is still growing.
Three decades after poet Frank X. Walker coined the term 'Affrilachia,' the region's poets and artists continue to create work that probes the world of a people long ignored.
With cuts to JobKeeper and JobSeeker set to bite, Social Services Minister Anne Ruston has cast doubt over the idea of a poverty line.
Findings show that income transfer programmes must operate in deliberate coordination with ancillary social service institutions to deliver the maximum benefits for women’s empowerment.
Despite millions of free homes built since 1994, spatial inequality in South Africa remains high. A study evaluating a programme to boost rentals in well-located areas found mixed results, however.
JobKeeper and the COVID Supplement to JobSeeker benefits will be gone in a week. The combined effect will be to halve some recipients' incomes and the rent they can afford.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated gender inequalities, it has also incited women-led initiatives and mobilisations.
Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
Infectious dysentery, usually found in developing countries with poor living conditions, is turning up in Vancouver's most marginalized neighbourhood.
Rural migrant farmers are bearing the brunt of climate change in Ghana
Poor indoor air on tribal lands can cause a range of respiratory illnesses, including viral infections. Here's how people are fixing the problem while preserving traditional ways.
Most would have preferred to at least have the option of choosing equivalent amounts of money instead