Stress for couples on Universal Credit as living costs soar

Fluctuations in income from month to month and low levels of out of work benefits are placing significant stress and strain on couples with joint claims for Universal Credit, according to researchers from the Universities ...

Does checking your credit score help or hurt?

January is filled with resolutions to start the new year off right, from exercise and diet to financial health. One area that may often be overlooked is checking your credit score, and according to new research, there may ...

How to drive energy efficiency in low-income countries

Credit market failures could slow energy efficiency adoption in low-income countries, according to a new research paper titled "Credit, Attention, and Externalities in the Adoption of Energy Efficient Technologies by Low-Income ...

Carbon offsets: a booming market or greenwashing?

Corporate carbon polluters plant trees to counter their CO2 emissions, but activists warn against greenwashing and say such afforestation schemes detract from the emissions reductions needed to combat climate change.

Why the child tax credit matters

When Congress tasked a group of economists and social scientists in 2015 to study ways to cut child poverty in the U.S. in half, one finding stood out. More than any other policy, a "child allowance" of about $3,000 per year, ...

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