Canada’s current income assistance programs are not doing enough to support Canadians. If the goal of temporary assistance is to help those in need, these programs must have better, broader coverage.
The centrality of religion as a governing principle is cause for concern given the reversals of women’s rights seen globally.
Early childhood development centres in South Africa, particularly in low-income communities, provide services which many of these children and their families wouldn’t cope without.
Unresolved historical injustices, deepened in new forms, undermined compliance with Ghana’s COVID lockdown.
Canadians with disabilities were hit hardest during the pandemic. CERB limitations meant that many of them were left financially unsupported.
With little public consultation and serious questions about how it might work, the proposed scheme is a policy gamble of unknown proportions.
It’s potentially the biggest change to welfare since ACC and would favour those on higher pay – so why does the public know so little about it?
Poor nutrition stunts children’s growth and hollows out their life chances.
Emergency relief measures were operational for six months and are due to end soon. But the impacts of COVID-19 will be felt long after.
The relative success of the CERB during the pandemic shows the time is finally right for a permanent basic annual income program.
A loose patchwork of measures and systems has left millions at risk of slipping through the cracks as the pandemic’s economic downturn hits.
Mauritius preserved its social welfare system even during structural reforms in the 1970s. It is now better prepared than most nations for the health and economic impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has brought to the fore the interdependency of business and society. It’s time for amendments to the social contract that underlies societal support for business.
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.
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a ‘not-so-secret weapon’ in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
Ontario’s basic income project was deeply flawed and cursed by a lack of quality data. It needs a major overhaul.
Research shows that guaranteed basic income programs spur economies and improve mental and physical health. That’s why Ontario’s decision to scrap the province’s pilot project is such a bad idea.
There are strong parallels between the Trump administration’s policy on immigrant families and the 19th century’s ‘New’ Poor Laws of England, whose cruelty was illuminated by writer Charles Dickens.
It was meant to provide a more streamlined and coherent system – but it isn’t working.
We need to ask on what basis the government is making its budget savings a ‘moral’ issue, and how the opposition can possibly support it.