A new book tells the story of the offices and frontline staff who work with Australia’s most disadvantaged job seekers.
There is no substance to the view that poor people are lazy and prefer to live on handouts from the state rather than seek work.
Formerly incarcerated Americans face food insecurity rates double that of the general population. A 1996 law that prohibits drug felons from getting crucial benefits may be partially to blame.
By under-promising and over-delivering, Grant Robertson has pulled off a budget that displeases the fewest people.
Life on social welfare can feel ‘soul destroying’. The May 20 Budget could start to fix that — but an unemployment insurance scheme isn’t the right solution.
The Covid-19 pandemic raises the question of the precariousness of foreigners dependent on social assistance in Switzerland - a precariousness that is still growing.
With cuts to JobKeeper and JobSeeker set to bite, Social Services Minister Anne Ruston has cast doubt over the idea of a poverty line.
Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
Monthly payments to families with children could lift millions of US children out of poverty.
Few middle-class Americans undergoing Chapter 13 bankruptcy blame the government. They portray themselves as hardworking victims and resent others for taking more than their fair share.
A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments.
Two-thirds of those surveyed want it linked to wages.
In some cases, women are left without food or anywhere to live for the duration of their pregnancy.
Emergency welfare relief during the pandemic shows ‘transformational’ child poverty action is politically and economically possible.
States have stepped in after past crises. but they don't always stick around.
The stories people tell about welfare rarely match up with the stories told by people actually receiving aid.
With unemployment soaring due to COVID-19, why is Jacinda Ardern’s centre-left government significantly less generous towards beneficiaries than Scott Morrison’s centre-right government in Australia?
Bappenas conducted a simulation to predict how COVID-19 will impact poverty in Indonesia. Without intervention, the pandemic will drag at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty by the end of 2020.
COVID19 threatens to reverse years of Indonesia’s positive trends in poverty alleviation. We highlight lessons from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic.
The government wants to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the definition of “small” is still pretty big.