Investing in people’s future mental health, based on the key socioeconomic factors underlying it, is the only way to address this rising problem.
The U.S. and Canada both have different approaches when it comes to work conditions and income assistance programs.
Our research estimates the cost of giving money to people in conservation areas as between $351 billion and $6.73 trillion annually.
Targeted income support could help tackle big social and ecological challenges.
New research suggests Canadians were more likely to support Ottawa’s COVID-19 financial aid if they recognized others were dealing with financial struggles, no matter their own economic situation.
Instead of a guaranteed fixed income, a universal job guarantee policy provides jobs — and wages — to people who aren’t able to find work on their own.
Basic income should form part of a practical comprehensive plan for eliminating poverty in Canada.
A global team of researchers analyzed 34 studies of unconditional cash-transfer programs administered in low- and middle-income countries.
A new scheme in the Republic of Ireland provides a compelling model for supporting Australian artists.
Challenges in evidence, long-term planning and public understanding mean that universal basic income has become easier said than done.
An economist explains what it would cost to give SNAP benefits to all Americans in households earning up to about $100,000 per year – and why it would be worth it.
The pandemic has shown us the need for widespread security.
CERB was a lifeline but no paradise, highlighting the struggles of social assistance recipients to get by on much less.
Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
Adopting a universal basic income requires a fundamental restructuring of the existing social safety net in Canada, and would not necessarily conquer income inequality and poverty.
The hardship of the pandemic has exposed the extreme nature of a policy the prime minister didn’t even appear to know about.
A new federal antipoverty program for both rural and urban areas is part of the solution, but the power of Big Ag, lack of internet and struggling towns need attention, too.
The inadequacy of the Newstart payment was recognised long before the pandemic. We shouldn’t go back to it.
Most people who received some money experienced less hunger, sickness and depression, both before and after Kenya imposed restrictions in the pandemic.
Unconditional emergency assistance for the world’s poorest could be funded by temporarily freezing debt repayments.