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How Welfare Reform Left Single Moms Behind - The Atlantic

How Welfare Reform Left Single Moms Behind - The Atlantic | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
How Welfare Reform Left Single Moms Behind The Atlantic Payments from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF, but more colloquially referred to as welfare), once a last resort for single mothers, have declined precipitously in the past two...
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No, Traditional Marriage Won't End Poverty - ThinkProgress

No, Traditional Marriage Won't End Poverty - ThinkProgress | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress No, Traditional Marriage Won't End Poverty ThinkProgress “A loving family taking care of their children in a traditional marriage will create the chance to break out of poverty far better, far better than any of the government...
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Rise in food banks not due to welfare reforms says UK minister

Rise in food banks not due to welfare reforms says UK minister | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
UK Employment Minister Esther McVey says rising food bank use is not the fault of Westminister's welfare reforms. (Westminster minister says Food bank rise not linked to welfare cuts.
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Fears demand for food banks will rise as budget cuts bite

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Foodbank Australia is concerned about how it will source extra food to meet a possible increase in demand if changes to welfare go ahead.
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The Politics of Income Inequality - New York Times

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The Politics of Income Inequality
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The parallel offers valuable insight into one of the most important questions posed by the nation's lopsided development: Can democracy stop inequality from rising?
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Unequal development: What's the social cost of the BRICS' economic growth? - Panorama.am

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Unequal development: What's the social cost of the BRICS' economic growth?
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Govt to adopt UNDP poverty measure - The News International

Govt to adopt UNDP poverty measure - The News International | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
Govt to adopt UNDP poverty measure The News International ISLAMABAD: The government has shifted its definition of poverty from calorie intake to a multidimensional index to get a accurate estimate of poverty figures, Planning and Development...
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This Nobel Laureate Has a Plan to Prevent Massive Income... - The New Republic

This Nobel Laureate Has a Plan to Prevent Massive Income... - The New Republic | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
This Nobel Laureate Has a Plan to Prevent Massive Income...
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Economists now agree that income inequality has gotten worse over the past few decades. But they continue to argue over what income inequality will look like in the future.
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The economic culture war over the minimum wage - Washington Post (blog)

The economic culture war over the minimum wage - Washington Post (blog) | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
CNNMoney The economic culture war over the minimum wage Washington Post (blog) With the national debate over the minimum wage likely to intensify into 2014, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has signed a law passed by the Oklahoma legislature that...
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Kyle Kohn's curator insight, May 15, 2014 11:07 AM

In 2014 they had a meeting about bumping up the minimum wage to 9.50 a hour. The law has passed.

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54% of all benefits spend is pensions. Aging population, hence rising spend - In Actual Fact

54% of all benefits spend is pensions. Aging population, hence rising spend - In Actual Fact | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
RT @RGPLizCrow: 54% of all benefits spend is pensions. Aging population, hence rising spend http://t.co/2klucL9Sww #InActualFact #Panorama
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Spring Meetings 2014 : Seminar: The Macroeconomics of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective

Spring Meetings 2014 : Seminar: The Macroeconomics of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
2013 Annual Meetings -- International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group (Join us tomorrow!
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Emancipating European Welfare - UBIE Conference in Brussels

Watch the first conference of Unconditional Basic Income Europe today at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. The end of the video will en...
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Welfare reform: a blunt instrument

Welfare reform: a blunt instrument | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
Editorial: Iain Duncan Smith's reforms to welfare are not having the effects he intended, as MPs are at last coming to realise

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In the Papers: A Look at the First Major Government-Sponsored Welfare Program - FiveThirtyEight

In the Papers: A Look at the First Major Government-Sponsored Welfare Program - FiveThirtyEight | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
In the Papers: A Look at the First Major Government-Sponsored Welfare Program FiveThirtyEight Every Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization made up of some of North America's most respected economists, releases...
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RPT-UPDATE 1-Tough Australian budget slashes welfare to rein in deficits - Reuters

SBS RPT-UPDATE 1-Tough Australian budget slashes welfare to rein in deficits Reuters But the proposals would signal perhaps the most radical reshaping of Australia's social safety network in its modern history through broad structural reforms to...
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The Expansion Of Poverty, Wealth, And Real Estate Values In Chicago - ChicagoNow (blog)

The Expansion Of Poverty, Wealth, And Real Estate Values In Chicago - ChicagoNow (blog) | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
ChicagoNow (blog) The Expansion Of Poverty, Wealth, And Real Estate Values In Chicago ChicagoNow (blog) About 6 weeks ago Daniel Kay Hertz, an MPP student at the University of Chicago, posted some really interesting visual representations of the...
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Could an unconditional income solve poverty? - euronews

Could an unconditional income solve poverty? - euronews | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
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Could an unconditional income solve poverty?
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In this edition of U-talk our question comes from Mary in Dublin. She asked: “The idea of an unconditional basic income is not new.
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The Inequality Illusion - Foreign Affairs

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The Inequality Illusion
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Wringing one's hands about inequality seems like the new national pastime. According to emerging conventional wisdom, those born-rich will hoard all the wealth and leave everyone else behind.
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Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage - New York Times

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Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage
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No one should ever endure the kind of economic humiliation that comes with working a full-time job and making a less-than-living wage.
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Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality - The Atlantic

Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality - The Atlantic | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality
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But their inequality gap getting worse. A rich woman at 55 can expect to live a decade longer than a poor woman, too.
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Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality? - Washington Post (blog)

Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality? - Washington Post (blog) | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
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Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality?
Washington Post (blog)
Political scientists Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage offer four reasons here for why democracy has not saved us from inequality.
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Welfare reform: collated costings 2010 to 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK

Welfare reform: collated costings 2010 to 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
Collated costings of welfare reform measures published by HM Treasury since the June 2010 Budget and including the June 2014 Budget.

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Heads of IMF and World Bank Must Support a Global Goal to End Extreme Inequality

Heads of IMF and World Bank Must Support a Global Goal to End Extreme Inequality | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
Just how serious are the World Bank and IMF about tackling the scourge of extreme inequality? The question is an important one.
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World Bank chief says fighting climate change and fighting poverty are linked - Environment & Energy Publishing

Xinhua World Bank chief says fighting climate change and fighting poverty are linked Environment & Energy Publishing World Bank President Jim Kim yesterday put climate change at the center of the fight against extreme poverty, part of an effort...
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National identity is an ineffective tool for building public support for wealth redistribution among diverse populations

National identity is an ineffective tool for building public support for wealth redistribution among diverse populations | Inequality, welfare and social policy | Scoop.it
Providing the resources of the welfare state to increasingly diverse populations has been a controversial issue in several European countries, notably in the UK where the government has advocated r...
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