In more than a dozen states, less than 80% of SNAP applications are being processed on time. Before the pandemic, the numbers were much better.
China’s government is making employers pay more into its social welfare system, just as the economy is stalling.
Journalist Alissa Quart says America’s myths about self-reliance have overshadowed the roles that communities play in financial success.
And for teens, says Lina-Maria Murillo, "you're essentially cutting them off from making major decisions about the future."
Author Anne Helen Petersen compares being single in the United States to living in a hostile climate like the Arctic.
The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of July. Houstonians won’t have a state or local moratorium in place to pause evictions.
And there's no additional stimulus relief aid is in sight.
For the world's poorest, the pandemic has exacerbated their situation.
The debate over gig worker classification has called labor law into question.
Data can tell us who is on welfare, but not what it's like to to live in the system.