The $1.9 trillion package gets a lot of stuff right, but the direct payments are not among them, argue two economists.
A survey of the impact of the first few rounds of coronavirus aid shows that most of those who lost jobs or wages due to the pandemic were facing severe economic hardship.
Because the rich often have complicated deductions that dabble in the gray areas of tax law, it's simply easier to audit the straightforward taxes of the working poor.
Current measures prohibiting the eviction of tenants and helping them through the financial crisis won't last forever. A 40-year-old voucher program might be a longer term solution.
One in 5 of the poorest US households don't have a car and rely on public transportation to get around.
New research shows that low-income students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant tend to go to non-selective colleges – and why that hurts their chances of graduation.
A narrow definition of family can neglect the experiences of many people and can impact policy and programs. It's time to expand our ideas of what family means.
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.
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
A huge rise in head lice and nits is expected in schools due to the NHS scrapping treatment.
Labor's plan to axe franking credit refunds has reignited debate over the income and wealth of older Australians.
Are preschool teachers with college degrees better at their jobs?
At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
Following the Brexit referendum on Friday, the UK will be the first country to exit the EU bloc, potentially unleashing a cascade of further division.
Researchers have found that allowing use of mobile phones in schools harms low-achieving and low-income students the most.