Data can tell us who is on welfare, but not what it's like to to live in the system.
The way we talk about poverty and the the people living in it could be getting in the way of solving inequality. One example? Lunch shaming.
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The president seems to think so, but not all experts agree.
There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.
Economic growth has been sluggish.
Canada tested the basic income in Dauphin, Manitoba, in the 1970s.
We follow the money. How is it spent and to what impact?
Marketplace followed this mother from welfare to work 20 years ago.