Group homes have to go before more youths are harmed.
Government programs have steadily reduced the share of people in poverty
Taking into account government benefits, a smaller share of the population was living in poverty in 2020 even as the pandemic eliminated millions of jobs.
A paper’s columnists should be like an orchestra, each playing a different instrument. I decided that I was going to play the banjo.
After the Taliban’s takeover, international donors withdrew funds that hospitals and clinics depended on. Now a fourth wave of Covid looms.
As national eviction protections lapse, much of the rental assistance sits unspent. Aid was slowed by red tape, resistance from landlords and the difficulty of navigating an informal market. Does a lease on a napkin qualify?
The group has long tapped underground banks and opium to fund Afghanistan’s insurgency. Fixing the nation’s problems will require a lot more than that.
If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.
The government is lifting a lockdown despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak could worsen.
A proposal advanced by the International Monetary Fund aims to supply the developing world with extra money to buy vaccines, pay down debt and expand relief programs.
Why do we leave millions of people in poverty? The answer should make us uncomfortable.
Outdoor cafes and to-go cocktails are scenes from a privileged lockdown. What is the plan for neighborhoods that were struggling before Covid?
Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.
Many more people in cities lack broadband access than in rural areas, but lawmakers are primarily focused on extending high-speed access to remote areas.
Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses.
He came up with a more realistic threshold, changing the way New York City determines who is impoverished and persuading the Obama White House to follow suit.
In a new podcast, women who left the Missionaries of Charity speak out.
How a politician who died in 2003 continues to dominate much of today’s political discussion.
Vaccine shortages, porous borders and fleeing migrant workers have nearby countries fearing that they will share India’s fate.
The demonstrations over a proposed tax overhaul tied to the pandemic have morphed into a national outcry over rising poverty, unemployment and inequality.
The demonstrations have morphed into a national outcry over rising poverty, unemployment and inequality.
In the most egalitarian countries, poor and less educated adults were more protected from job losses.
How did a Promised Land to generations of Black families become a community of lost lives?
A groundbreaking child allowance stirs a debate among Republicans between promoting work and promoting traditional families.
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.