Contractors and other flexible workers should enjoy a higher minimum wage than those with secure employment, the Demos think tank has urged. A higher rate would insulate workers from some of the risk they face as a result of...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it hopes to add another P3 billion to its unconditional cash assistance fund for more rice farmers severely affected by falling palay prices.“We are looking at another P3 billion for this...

OPINION: Imagine finding yourself unable to prove who you are, your age, where you are from—or, indeed, that you exist at all. This is the mind-bending reality faced by over 1bn people worldwide who lack a legal identity. More than...

OPINION: If you’ve ever lost your job, you’ll know how overwhelming and difficult it can be. One day you’re in work, the next you’re not – and so starts the hunt to find another job. This can be particularly tricky if you lose your...

OPINION: Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if men, not women, were bearing and delivering babies. Quite likely, the maternity (oops, paternity) wards in hospitals would have the best equipment and doctors. The shelves...

OPINION: After weeks of intense, sometimes violent nationwide protests, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has relented to demands to rewrite the Chilean Constitution. The protesters say they want a new constitution to address Chile...

BLOG: India has one of the highest paid maternity benefits for working women in the world. But that law means nothing to most women in the country. Just 49% of those eligible for the central government maternity benefits scheme...

BLOG: The number of Americans in the workforce who are over 64 years old has tripled over the past 30 years. Why it matters: Delayed retirement is a sign of health and affluence for some and a continued life of hardship for others....

OPINION: Social security payments have hit their lowest level since the launch of the welfare state, excluding millions from mainstream society and fuelling food bank use, according to research.

OPINION: Technology has advanced enormously in the 30 years since the introduction of the first Children Act, which shaped the UK’s system of child safeguarding. Today a computer-generated analysis – “machine learning” that produces...

Kenya has released 8.74 billion shillings (87.4 million U.S. dollars) for payment to beneficiaries including elderly, orphans and people with disability who enrolled in the cash transfer programs. Nelson Marwa, principal secretary...

UNICEF is in Madagascar, working to put an end to child labor and exploitation. Help UNICEF give Malagasy children the childhood they deserve. In Madagascar's southern region, many children spend their days at the mica mines —...