BLOG: For decades, political and economic policies have been built on the promise of helping people do better than the generations before them. But still today, in 2020, the opportunities we get in life remain largely dictated by...

BLOG: The state of the American middle class is a hot topic on the campaign trail and in the policy community. As we have shown before, income growth for the middle class, defined as the middle 60 percent of the income distribution...

Panama's latest social shudder is the official warning that the funds for pensioners and retirees would collapse by 2023, while others describe this claim as 'reckless' with no reliable data.The Social Security Fund (CSS) was...

Government had launched the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) in 2010 under which a fixed amount of subsidy is given on each grade of subsidized phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilizers. Now for urea too, the subsidy will be based...

BLOG: Unemployment insurance was and still is one of the most contested social protection schemes. As a consequence, it was not only introduced at a relatively late stage in the development of modern societies, but is also still...

BLOG: Over the past decade or so, Israeli lawmakers have been slowly curtailing and revoking social benefits from (mostly poor) Palestinian families—citizens of Israel who have contributed to the system all their lives—under the...

OPINION: Food systems are currently not fit for purpose. They do not meet the food and nutrition security needs of a growing global population and create significant environmental and health costs. As such, a comprehensive...

Hours after Imran Khan claimed victory in Pakistan's July 2018 general election, the former cricketer addressed the nation with his new vision for the country. Following a combative contest dominated by claims of corruption, ballot...

The security and dignity of a good-quality home is one of the most important and liberating qualities in society. For people experiencing financial or social pressures, many countries offer some form of public or social housing...

As per 2011 Census, there are 15.44 million elderly living in Uttar Pradesh (UP), out of which 12.44 million are living in rural areas. The landholding of rural agrarian families is shrinking, and the youth are migrating in search...

Retirement income is often thought to come from three sources: Social Security, pensions and savings. That combination is often called a three-legged stool, a metaphor for the money retirees use to support themselves once they are...

The maternity capital program will be expanded in Russia. It will begin to be issued in full to families after the birth of the first child. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual address to the...