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Austerity has pushed families into crisis and then thrown away the lifelines
Richard Vize - The Guardian, 8 November 2019.
Relentless cuts have put more children at risk of violence, poverty and homelessness, with no end in sight whatever politicians promise.
US: This Is the real reason families struggle financially
Camilo Maldonado - Forbes, 22 October 2019.
A report by the JPMorgan Chase Institute explains why it’s so difficult for families to plan for their monthly expenses.
The student debt problem is a family crisis
Mike Konczal - The Nation, 20 September 2019.
More and more parents are ending up trapped between what they feel is a moral obligation toward higher education and their financial reality.
Working families continue to struggle in a slowing economy
Christian Weller - Forbes, 22 August 2019.
The political spin machine is working overtime to deny what the economic data have been clearly pointing to since the start of the year – a slowing US economy.
Hundreds of children in England could be made homeless over summer
The Guardian, 20 July 2018.
The Local Government Association estimates that 320 children in England could be placed in temporary accommodation over the next six weeks, and it is calling on the next prime minister to make tackling homelessness an urgent priority when he takes office next week.
UK: Half of parents get financial help from their children
The Sun, 14 June 2019.
While the younger generation is well known for having to scrimp and save to climb onto the housing ladder, it has emerged many are also having to help their families at the same time.
The right way to help poor children and their mothers
The Economist, 7 March 2019.
Given the cost of American child care, which is the least affordable among developed countries, some plan is clearly needed.
More couples are delaying marriage due to crushing student debt
Kimberly Lawson - Brides, 18 December 2018.
Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loans, and it’s still unclear how it impacts the day-to-day lives of young adults.
UNICEF strengthens support for women and children in Venezuela
UNICEF, 26 November 2018.
UNICEF has flown in nearly 130 tonnes of medicines, health and nutrition supplies for 350,000 women and children in Venezuela since August to boost Government efforts to alleviate the impact of ongoing economic crisis on the most vulnerable.
Invest in children’s health and education to spur economic growth
Sunday Times South Africa, 11 October 2018.
Governments should invest in healthcare and education for children in order to boost economic growth, the World Bank has urged.
Millennials prioritize homeownership over marriage
Phil Hall - NMP, 10 October 2018.
In the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 72% of Millennials polled for the survey said owning a home was their top priority. While this was a close second to being able to retire (80%), it was significantly greater than getting married (50%) and having children (44%).
USA: Children’s allowances in a new form
Ann Carrns - The New York Times, 5 October 2018.
Parents can now choose from a rapidly expanding menu of prepaid debit cards, aimed at giving them digital oversight of their children’s spending and saving habits.
Top 5 habits successful family enterprises have in common
Bill Brushett - Finantial Post, 4 October 2018.
Much of it is about sharing, both internally and externally. And then there’s the difficult but necessary discussions.
Shocking rise in families turning to crowdfunding for funeral costs
Jonathan Walker - Chronicle Live, 12 September 2018.
Many are turning to online websites where friends or strangers can contribute to the cost of a funeral.
How to manage a better safety net for your family
Ken Kam - Forbes, 29 August 2018.
There is no age or milestone that guarantees a child is mature enough to use their inheritance as we hope they will.
Providing opportunity is the key to lifting families out of poverty
Dianne Calvi - The Hill, 16 July 2018.
Poverty should not just be viewed as a lack of money though. If you instead define poverty as a lack of opportunity, then programs to address poverty and its many problems — including hunger — should focus on increasing the aid recipient’s economic opportunities.
Caribbean Netherlands: more purchasing power for families with young children
CBS–Caribbean Netherlands, 16 July 2018.
The population in the three islands increased once again in 2016 and the purchasing power of families with young children increased the most, due to the introduction of child benefit in 2016.
Without two incomes, South African families can no longer survive
Katharine Child - Times, 30 May 2018.
Consumers have reached the point where there are no more areas to shave off, says economic experts.
Families tap into networks to support frail elders
Michaela Gibson Morris - US News, 19 May 2018.
With an estimated nearly 40 million caregivers providing care to adults with a disability or illness, caring for the caregivers in America is an increasingly important issue.
Kenya: many families find it hard to conquer adversity
Dorothy Otieno - Daily Nation, 3 May 2018.
Coping tactics include prayer, help from friends, loans and sending children to live with relatives.
Stay smart about your money after marriage
Janet Bodnar - Chicago Tribune, 6 April 2018.
In the excitement of wedding planning, it’s easy for women to lose sight of an even bigger money challenge: maintaining their independence while facing a lifetime of financial togetherness.
Poor children in Britain now fatter than wealthy in dramatic reversal
Sarah Knapton - The Telegraph, 20 March 2018.
Traditionally, poverty has been associated with malnutrition and thinnness. But a new study by University College London, which compared children today to those born in the 1940s, 50s and 70s, has found a dramatic switch.
UK: Austerity will cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021
Patrick Butler - The Guardian, 14 March 2018.
It will happen as a consequence of the government’s austerity programme, according to a study of the impact of tax and benefit policy by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Two million children in Congo at risk of starvation
Reuters, 9 March 2018
More than 2 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated to be at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need, the United Nations warned.
Parents don’t regret this decision, but maybe they should
Alessandra Malito - MarketWatch, 9 February 2018.
Parents often try to do what’s best for their children, including helping with student loans and college tuition — but at what cost to them?
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