The economy contracted by nearly 10 percent last year, and the country faces a reckoning with the I.M.F. over $45 billion in debts.
The pandemic sent 32 million people in India from the middle class last year. Now a second wave is threatening the dreams of millions more looking for a better life.
New Mexico, which has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., is a vaccination pacesetter thanks to decisive political decisions, homegrown technology and cooperation.
An emerging branch of neuroscience asks a question long on the minds of researchers. Recent stimulus payments make the study more relevant.
National pre-K and affordable day care don’t have to be a dream.
Even some liberals are wrongly worried about a no-strings child credit in the Biden rescue plan.
Because Black people vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, Republicans don’t want as many Black people to vote.
Diaper need causes more anxiety than food or housing insecurity for some mothers.
It has stagnated at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade. Is upping the minimum wage to $15 the best way to fight poverty?
The expansion of Medicaid is an effort to address the highest maternal death rate among wealthy nations.
The pandemic and a set of other economic and social forces changed the calculation for Democrats when it comes to government aid. The question now is how long the moment will last.
The advent of Covid-19 changed his conception of the presidency for the better.
President Biden’s new role as a crusader for Americans in poverty is an evolution for a politician who has focused on the working class and his Senate work on the judiciary and foreign relations.
As that nation turns 50, its surprising success offers lessons about investing in the most marginalized.
The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package moving through Congress advances an idea that Democrats have been nurturing for decades: establishing a guaranteed income for families with children.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is making Community Development Financial Institutions central to achieving an inclusive economy.
Mexico’s president is supporting a candidate accused of rape. Women may need to give up on him.
A policy that sustains people in joblessness is not ultimately anti-poverty.
Learning from subprime, health care and electricity.
Child poverty requires a permanent fix.
A half-million doses arrived this month in Afghanistan, where many insist the virus isn’t real and vaccines aren’t needed. Those who want the vaccine fear that only the well-connected will receive it.
The long-awaited blue wave will come from policy that takes care of people.
Punishing mothers for needing help cannot be the answer. A generous child allowance might be.
The program, designed to reduce “period poverty,” will begin in June.
And what we can learn from right-wing opposition.
It has problems common to several Southern states, like a high rate of poverty, but also an inheritance of violence.
Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.
For Kathryn Stewart, a struggling single mother in Michigan, the past year showed how much safety net programs can help — and how the nation’s fickleness about them can add confusion and uncertainty to fear and worry.
A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.
The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.
Lawmakers, including at least one Republican, are focused on providing monthly payments to help families with children make ends meet.
The credit would send monthly payments to millions of Americans under certain income thresholds for a year starting in July.
Eviction moratoriums don’t keep arrears from piling up, and aid to renters may not reach the most vulnerable.
Widespread poverty and an ambitious private hospital are helping to fuel an illegal market — a portal to new misery for the country’s most vulnerable.
Democrats agreed to limit direct checks for high earners but rejected several Republican amendments to a budget resolution key to passing the president’s $1.9 trillion rescue plan.
But Biden has offered a way to reduce child poverty by half. That would be transformative.
Republicans won’t support the Democrats’ proposal, but they should.
A failure to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine in poor nations will worsen economic damage, with half the costs borne by wealthy countries, new research shows.
The small South American country has become a hot prospect for oil companies looking to produce fossil fuels while spending less.
If he saw the issues of poverty and income inequality that exist today, he would be greatly disappointed.
Using a crisis to reduce child poverty and make America more truly a land of opportunity.
Biden can help.
Andrew Yang said that his family decided to leave the city during the pandemic in part to help his autistic son “adapt to our new normal.”
Appointed head of the incoming administration’s task force on health equity, the Yale University scientist “is not sitting in her ivory tower.”
For several years, each year was the best in human history. Then 2020 came along.
China has spent heavily to help its poorest citizens, an approach that few developing countries can afford and even Beijing may struggle to sustain.
The last 10 months showed us that to curb the spread of the virus, we needed to invest more in our ability to pause the economy.
Global inequality is shaping which countries get vaccines first. In South Africa, people’s best chance for vaccines anytime soon is to join an experimental trial.
He used medicine to take on poverty, racism and the threat of nuclear destruction. Two groups he helped start won Nobel Peace Prizes.
A conversation about Christmas and faith’s role in building a “beloved community.”