A key issue for African countries is: how to contribute towards averting a climate disaster without compromising economic growth and development.
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.
Why tax cuts are unlikely to help Britain address its current crises.
A new report on the ongoing impact of the pandemic on social service providers in Victoria found jobs and labour force participation are far from fully recovered.
Opinion and evidence differ on minimum wage policies, but one thing seems clear – they need to be better integrated within a wider economic support strategy.
Social security reforms are needed that include support for the long-term and chronically unemployed and informal workers.
The pandemic has not proved a ‘turning point in history’ - attitudes towards austerity and welfare had changed significantly before the crisis.
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.