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.
British children left angry and bewildered by food poverty.
The New Zealand government has set targets for reducing child poverty, but with hundreds of thousands of children living in poverty, this goal remains a challenge.
Poverty leaves people feeling unable to take responsibility for their future – but community programmes can empower young people to take control.
School's out – but are the holidays equally enjoyable for all young people, or a time when inequality is magnified?
Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.
The harsh realities of being a child in austerity-driven Britain – revealed.
There is a stigma attached to free school meals that causes parents to abstain from claiming them
A White House Council concluded that the war on poverty is "largely over." But, while poverty among seniors has declined, poverty among adults and children as changed little over the last 40 years.
Despite the prevalence of Fairtrade sugar in UK society, the sugarcane industry remains deeply troubled.
The good news to this disturbing figure is that a strategy is in place to address some serious problems, including an end to child poverty by 2030.
Politics Podcast: Jacinda Ardern on her political life.
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Jacinda Ardern on the toughness of Australian politics, her ambitious policy plans, and the demands of being a young high-profile female leader that everyone wants to know about.