Biden has made fixing the economy one of his top priorities.
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Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
A women receives bread at the ‘Hunger Has No Religion’ feeding scheme run by Muslims in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Despite the success of relief efforts by the government and civil society, it’s clear that hunger and food insecurity remain at disturbingly high levels in households.
Americans without bank accounts may have delays in financial aid.
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A loose patchwork of measures and systems has left millions at risk of slipping through the cracks as the pandemic's economic downturn hits.
The crisis has forced many businesses to close, prompting a spike in unemployment claims.
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With so many people in need of financial support due to the coronavirus crisis, is it right to draw on unemployment when you have savings?
Economic crisis is beginning to bite.
One of the key economic mitigating measures put in place after the country's COVID-19 lockdown has had very little uptake by employers and will leave miillions of workers without any cover.
Uber drivers have fewer labor rights than most full-time employees.
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A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
Wearing a mask may not be enough.
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Unemployment insurance could soften the blow if the COVID-19 outbreak takes hold in the US. But the system currently isn't designed to help workers in a pandemic.
Automated algorithms – not humans – are increasingly making decisions about who’s eligible for welfare benefits.
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 proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.