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Georgia latest state to drug-test welfare applicants

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?
Posted In: drug testing, welfare

Britain's welfare crackdown draws criticism, praise

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.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.), welfare

Welfare caseworkers head to the factory

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.
Posted In: welfare, Michigan, poverty, working poor

What does 'welfare' mean to you?

Apr 24, 2013
'Welfare' used to simply mean 'well-being'. These days it often has negative connotations and multiple meanings.
Posted In: safety net, welfare, budget debate

Britain's new 'Bedroom Tax' is not what you'd think

Apr 1, 2013
The U.K. revealed the biggest overhaul to its welfare system in a generation. One major cut will be to crackdown on people who live in large houses but collect welfare payments.
Posted In: austerity, welfare, welfare offices, welfare reform

Pretending to be poor can change your perspective

Oct 4, 2012
Poverty simulation exercises confront participants with empty wallets, tough choices, and a better understanding of low-income people.
Posted In: poverty, poverty simulation, welfare

PODCAST: Bernanke speaks, India's economy hits the breaks

Aug 31, 2012
The big news of the day is Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-anticipated speech at Jackson Hole. Also, we fact-check a misleading campaign ad about welfare.
Posted In: Obama, welfare, romney, Ben Bernanke

Did Obama weaken the welfare work requirement?

Aug 31, 2012
The GOP charges that the Obama administration has weakened the work requirement that was a key part of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act.
Posted In: welfare

A decent life, according to the German government

Sep 30, 2010
As Oktoberfest approaches, the German labor department, announced that beer -- a fixture of German society -- is not necessary for living. The...
Posted In: Germany, living standards, welfare