May 2, 2014 A bill signed in Georgia this week will allow drug testing of some welfare applicants. How has this worked in other states?
Jul 25, 2013 Welfare payments account for a third of Britain's public spending. Now, radical cuts in welfare spending are drawing impassioned reactions among both critics and supporters.
Jul 22, 2013 A factory in Michigan actually pays the state government to bring a public caseworker to the company to help its low-income workers.
Jul 18, 2013 Five years after the Great Recession, industrialized countries are still down about 16 million jobs. And many of those without work are in need of a skills upgrade.
Jul 17, 2013 The Greek parliament votes today on whether to send as many as 25,000 government workers into a so-called 'labor reserve.'
May 1, 2013 Protestors in Greece are rallying against austerity. The gathering comes just days after the country's government voted to allow 15,000 public employee layoffs.
Apr 29, 2013 Two European countries have come out with very different ways to tackle their economic problems.
Apr 25, 2013 Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party, has announced that he intends to fight the move towards austerity in Europe, and investors applauded.
Apr 25, 2013 'Welfare' used to simply mean 'well-being'. These days it often has negative connotations and multiple meanings.