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Child poverty in the U.S. could be slashed by monthly payments...

Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts Amherst Which former president pitched a Family Assistance Plan to the American people that...

What is food insecurity?

Caitlin Caspi, University of Connecticut Among the many striking images from the pandemic is an aerial photo showing cars in seemingly endless rows lined up...

Being convicted of a crime has thousands of consequences besides incarceration...

Cynthia A. Golembeski, Rutgers University Newark At least 77 million U.S. adults have criminal records, including nearly 7 million currently in prison or jail...

Restricting SNAP benefits could hurt millions of Americans – and local...

Cindy Leung, University of Michigan and Julia A. Wolfson, University of Michigan The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to restrict access to Supplemental Nutrition...

Selecting groceries ahead of time helps some shoppers make healthier choices

Anya Samek, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences I often toss items into my grocery cart that I have...

Getting poorer while working harder: The ‘cliff effect’

Susan R. Crandall, University of Massachusetts Boston Forty percent of all working-age Americans sometimes struggle to pay their monthly bills. There is no place in...

The Trump administration wants to tighten SNAP work requirements, bypassing Congress

Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, North Carolina State University The Trump administration wants to tighten even further longstanding restrictions on who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

The 2019 government shutdown is just the latest reason why poor...

Jamila Michener, Cornell University I conduct a lot of in-depth interviews with people like a woman I’ll call Angie as part of my work as...

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Everything’s at stake for the Kurds in the battle for Kobanê

By Cengiz Gunes, The Open University In recent weeks, the Kurdish town of Kobanê on the Turkey-Syria border has become centre stage in the struggle...