Higher Social Security benefits can significantly reduce the odds of an older person’s being food insecure.
As Zimbabwe heads for 2023 presidential elections, there are key things voters should watch out for in the social protection promises made by candidates.
Study shows that agriculture, one of the most important sectors, did not decline in 2020 compared to its historical trend. Service sectors were hit hard in each of the five countries.
There’s a crucial need to connect the most vulnerable people with public services in order to tackle systemic poverty and disadvantage. An integrated approach is key.
Basic income must be embedded within a broader strategy of economic reform, aimed at increasing the social wage and improving working conditions.
Presidents form commissions to study controversial problems and recommend solutions. President Biden created one while under pressure to pack the Supreme Court. Will a commission help him politically?
In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic has burdened women with more housework and duties at home, and violence against them has risen.
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.