Kayleigh Colaizzi

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Child poverty in the US is a disgrace. Experts are embracing this simple plan to cut it.

Most rich countries besides the US have hit on a surprisingly simple approach to reducing child poverty: just giving parents money.<p>This idea, known as a child benefit or child allowance, exists in almost every EU country as well as in Canada and Australia. In many countries, the payments are truly …

Ecumenical Poverty Initiative

Being hungry is not a sin; Neglecting the hungry is.

Rent virtually unaffordable for those on low incomes or welfare, survey finds

Australia’s rental market is virtually unaffordable for those on low incomes or government welfare, according to a detailed new study.<p>In a survey of 67,000 properties by Anglicare Australia, less than 2% were affordable for single households receiving government welfare and only 2.83% were …

Food bank use across UK at record high, reveals report

The number of people using food banks in the UK has risen by seven per cent in the last year, according to new data from the country’s biggest …

Everything We Knew About Sweatshops Was Wrong

In the 1990s, Americans learned more about the appalling conditions at the factories where our sneakers and T-shirts were made, and opposition to sweatshops surged. But some economists pushed back. For them, the wages and conditions in sweatshops might be appalling, but they are an improvement on …