We find low taxes on the rich bring economies little benefit. This suggests there is a strong economic case for raising taxes on the rich to help repair public finances following the pandemic.
A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments.
Elder economic insecurity is a problem for all races, but it's far more common for people of color, particularly in certain states.
Americans with lower incomes today are less happy than they were 40 years ago. Could the growing class divide be to blame?
Resilience, humour, hardship and tragedy – a unique survey reveals how ordinary New Zealanders coped during one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns.
Traditional fishers are one of the most economically vulnerable professions in Indonesia. But, my research found that they are happier than those in other professions.
South Africa won't flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve unless all citizens have the means to stay at home. But for many, it's either they stay at home and starving, or go out to make a living.
More than 10 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet, with many going without necessary health care and basic needs as living costs rise.
Over the last 35 years, the number of Americans who have moved has steadily declined to nearly half of their previous levels.
Prodded by Michelle Obama and other government leaders, Walmart and other major US retailers vowed to build hundreds of stores in food deserts. What happened?
The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
The living wage – a renamed and more generous minimum wage - would directly benefit about one in ten workers – some 1.2 million people, Labor says.
Ten years ago, almost a third of self-employed people in the UK contributed to pension schemes. That figure has dropped dramatically.
As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
First-generation college students earn substantially less than their peers whose parents went to college, new research shows.
Less secure jobs are just one aspect of the rise of finance capital. It's a driver of increasingly uneven income distributions and corporate priorities that are now putting our future at risk.
Use our drag-and-drop interactive to find out how incomes, financial wellbeing, and housing stress has changed since 2001 for various 'family types', including singles or couples without children.
The Trump administration is considering a change to capital gains that could be a windfall for the rich. A scholar explains what they are and how they're taxed.