A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments.
The United States was built on the idea of public safety and well-being. Those values have been slowly eroded since the '80s. Can the U.S. find its way back to a more caring civil society?
A high unemployment rate isn't just bad for individuals without a job, and the costs aren't just financial.
New data shows the Great Recession hurt older, poorer Blacks and Hispanics the most. The pandemic downturn is likely to be even worse for them.
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
The Trump administration has proposed a new category that they say will save US$200 million in terminated benefits.
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Imagine if the amount of tax everyone paid was public knowledge – they do it in Sweden.
Budgets will increasingly acknowledge that welfare is about us, rather than us versus them.
The Brexit agreement between the UK and Ireland that few people are talking about – and why it's still not enough.
Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.
Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn't saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.
As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
Young people are being put off claiming benefits – and it's costing both them, and society.
Both before, during and after conflict, wars have shaped the creation of welfare states.
It is important that consideration is given to the role played by individuals working within departments, not just the government.
Social Security will have to dip into its trust fund to pay benefits this year for the first time since 1982. Should we be worried?
A study has revealed how former Armed Forces personnel can get ignored and mistreated by an unsympathetic social security system.
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.
The French health care system is rated as one of the best in the world, but it’s a shield that’s under increasing stress.