Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?
A wealthy country like the United States needs a solution for improving the supply and fairness of work overall. Is universal basic income the way to go?
What the History of Food Stamps Reveals
In the early years of food stamps the goal wasn't necessarily to feed America's poor. The idea was to buttress the price of food after the decline in crop prices had created a crisis in rural America.
The Health Threats of Welfare Stigma
Researchers found that people with high levels of need were scared away from applying for Medicaid and welfare benefits by stigma.
When “Welfare Reform” Meant Expanding Benefits
50 years ago, Republican politicians proposed, and sometimes won, welfare reform programs that were actually more comprehensive.
Why Welfare Reform Didn’t End Welfare Stigma
20 years after welfare reform, stigma surrounding cash benefits remains.
Single Parenting And Welfare
What does the research say about welfare encouraging single parenting, as conservative critics have long charged?
Do Americans Like Government Spending? Depends How You Ask
Whether or not Americans approve of government spending depends strongly on how the issues are framed.
America: A Welfare Nation
We think of welfare as social security for the economically vulnerable. Maybe it's time we rightfully enlarge what we mean by the term.
Tracing the Specter of the ‘Welfare Queen’
The origins of the controversial phrase Welfare Queen.
Is Marriage a Solution to Poverty?
Is marriage a solution to poverty?