With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
In April 2017 the IPSP surveyed a representative sample of US adults about what makes a job a good one. Respondents put money and atmosphere first, two very different and complementary criteria.
The cancellation of Ontario’s basic income pilot not only violates our ethical obligations to participants. It also means forfeiting a valuable research opportunity on income security.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
As with economic growth and wages, the RBA's response seems to involve crossing as many fingers and toes as possible and publicly proclaiming that things are looking good.
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
Social farms provide health, social and educational care to disadvantaged young people.
A two-year study finds dissatisfaction with current arrangements, but also identifies small changes that can make a big difference in helping to find suitable jobs for older workers.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
We conducted interviews with over 60 residents of a tent city. Their voices challenge common misconceptions.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
In the second article in the Oxford-style debate series “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay”, Prince C. Oguguo argues that Donald Trump’s impact will outlive his presidency.
A long read on the decimation of British jobcentres – and why it puts the rollout of Universal Credit at risk.
On Q&A, social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley said "about 30%" of homeless people have a job. Is that right?
The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we're at full employment?
A study has revealed how former Armed Forces personnel can get ignored and mistreated by an unsympathetic social security system.