OPINION: Think people want government out of their lives? Here’s a counterexample: Most Americans want the government to force them to save and to force employers to provide a retirement plan. The polling behind this view is so...

OPINION:  When healthcare systems and not-for-profit social service providers step up to provide food, housing and transportation assistance to needy patients, they often discover government cutbacks undermine their efforts. The U.S...

OPINION: The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has finally demonstrated that its social investment programmes (SIPs) have failed. This is evident in the slashing of allocation to the SIPs by a massive 94 per cent...

The issue of yesterday’s adolescents is one of the most important ones for the global development of labour. How can we prevent the rising unemployment among those entering adulthood? A high-level event was held in New York on the...

OPINION: With the State pension age rising and the proposed auto-enrolment scheme delayed, the pensions industry faces a real challenge in persuading people to start saving for retirement. According to the latest statistics from the...

The proposed database has been made possible by the mandatory use of a beneficiary’s Aadhaar -- the 12-digit biometric identity -- for all rural schemes, according to the first official. It will be a “unified and integrated IT-based...

A new round of a one-off living subsidy was the centrepiece of a raft of welfare measures that Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor unveiled in her third policy address aimed mainly at helping the city’s poor cope with high property prices. Lam...

The Seoul city government said Wednesday it will more than quadruple the number of recipients of its monthly youth employment promotion subsidy and create a new housing rent subsidy for young people next year. Under the...

(OPINION): From the “welfare-reform” efforts of the 1990s to the strictly income-dependent benefits of the Affordable Care Act, means-testing has dominated the past several decades of center-left policy discussion in the United...

BLOG: The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2019 edition has been published, and the United States has been given a rank of C+ in this comparison of pension systems of 37 rich and middle-income countries, with a score of 60.6,...

SAO PAULO — The Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to an overhaul of Brazil’s pension system, capping years of stalled efforts to sway public opinion and rein in unsustainable government spending on retirement....

China's social insurance coverage continues to expand, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. A total of 956 million people were covered by basic old-age insurance by the end of September, up 13.23 million...