(BLOG): Pensions and retirement income issues do not play a large role in the 2019 federal election party platforms. The shared assumption is that existing arrangements are working...

(OPINION):  President Rodrigo Duterte likes to invoke the welfare of children whenever he justifies his brutal war on drugs. In his ...

“The minimum wage and pensions are increasing, while the self-employment program is gaining pace,”...

(BLOG): Soon after she broke up with her boyfriend in 2016, Zou Xiaoqi discovered she was pregnant. She decided to have the baby on her own.“Although I’m not against marriage, I feel that to get married, you have to have sufficient...

Burundi Minister of Human Rights, Social and Gender Affairs, Mr. Martin Nivyabandi, launched a strong appeal to all Burundians to make rural women’s Day, celebrated on October 15 of each year, the expression of recognition and...

Governments around the world are allowing big tech companies to take over welfare systems, harming the poorest members of society with little accountability, the UN will warn this week. In a scathing ...

BLOG: Most of the poor people in urban areas remain deprived of the government’s social protection benefits. Only 17.84 percent of the poor people living in towns and cities receive support from social safety schemes, whereas 35.77...

One of the most valuable and overlooked workplace benefits is disability insurance. According to the Social Security Administration, one in four Americans will be disabled at some point during their lives. This could be due to an...

BLOG: Poverty, urbanization, climate change and poor eating choices are leaving an alarmingly high number of children malnourished, according to UNICEF's State of the World's Children 2019 report, "Children, Food and Nutrition:...

As usual, contribution ceilings for social security will rise again next year. But thanks to particularly strong growth in salaries in Germany this year, the limits are going up by more than usual. For high wage earners, the change...

BLOG: Poland’s family allowance is not unique in Europe, but it represents a qualitative shift from the country’s welfare regime after the collapse of Communism, when the country rapidly transitioned to a market economy, dismantling...