Research shows family structure plays a role in how much parents spend on their children.
By Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Daniel Schneider, The Conversation
An estimated 27.5 million people, 8.5% of the population, went without health insurance in 2018.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
For some families, ensuring economic stability requires a wrenching choice: to leave children behind and find work abroad. Author Jason DeParle has written a book, “A Good Provider is One Who Leaves,” that traces three generations of a single Filipino…
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that could eliminate food stamp benefits for 3.1 million Americans if the change goes into effect.
By Laura Santhanam
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
After nearly 20 years on Wall Street, Chris Arnade left his high-paying career to document Americans living on the margins. Traveling all over the country, he took photographs and wrote about the America that is overlooked. Christopher Booker recently spoke…
By Associated Press
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also said Monday some 1.3 million workers could lose their jobs with the higher wage.
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
A growing number of states are exempting menstrual products from tax. Advocates for period equity argue taxing these supplies is unfair because periods are a necessity, not a choice. And some schools and universities are now opting to provide these…
By Yamiche Alcindor
Several candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination appeared at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Monday, to discuss issues of poverty, race and inequality. Raising the minimum wage was a high-profile topic there, as well as at other campaign…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
In South Africa, voters will go to the polls Wednesday in an election that could present the strongest challenge to date for the ruling African National Congress. A recent wave of xenophobic attacks has put the issue of immigration front…
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