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.
Bappenas conducted a simulation to predict how COVID-19 will impact poverty in Indonesia. Without intervention, the pandemic will drag at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty by the end of 2020.
More needs to be done to cushion low-income families from the economic effects of the new coronavirus.
Then – as now – the wealthy fled to the countryside, while the urban poor were forced to work on the front lines.
Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.
States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in food stamps, Medicaid and other welfare programs – despite little evidence of actual fraud.
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.
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Schools throughout America's low-income communities have been deteriorating for years. Now's the time to do something about it, an education scholar argues.
Around this time of the year, the Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
When large companies move into an area, the result is often gentrification. When this happens, the economic and social costs for displaced residents is typically high.
Hell-themed Halloween attractions play on people's fears. The early depictions of hell were meant to use fear as a moral guide to help others.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
Research shows that 80% of medical students come from just 20% of the UK's secondary schools.
The South African budget speech echoed the theme of rebuilding set out by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
Census data shows there is income inequality between, but also within, regions of Australia.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.