Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings.
The share of Americans in poverty in 2019 declined and median incomes were the highest on record, a Census Bureau report showed.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, is opposing a debt settlement deal with Argentina as the country grapples with soaring poverty and the pandemic.
How a photograph of a young man cradling his dying friend sent me on a journey across India.
As the pandemic destroys paychecks, migrant workers are sending less money home, threatening an increase in poverty from South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Over the past two decades, inequality in Latin America had fallen to the lowest point in its recorded history. The pandemic threatens to reverse that. We traveled 1,000 miles across Colombia to document this critical moment.
Experts say that for the first time since 1998, global poverty will increase. At least a half a billion people could slip into destitution by the end of the year.
As it confronts the ravages of the virus, Italy’s less developed south also faces economic carnage not seen since just after World War II, with the poor turning to handouts.
As capital flees emerging markets, those countries are absorbing the most potent economic shocks of the coronavirus outbreak.
A bookkeeping change at the department will cut thousands of dollars in aid to some of the poorest, most isolated schools in the country.
The president has reveled in the declines in Americans receiving aid from several government programs in recent years, citing his economic policies as a catalyst.
States will be able to cap a portion of spending for the safety-net program, a change likely to diminish the number of people covered by the health program.