Poverty & Inequality News

October, 2009
WHAT do you get when you combine the worst economic downturn since the Depression with the first black president? A surge of white racial resentment, loosely disguised as a populist revolt.
October, 2009
The downward spiral of the economy is challenging a notion that has underpinned American economic policy for a quarter-century — the idea that prosperity springs from markets left free of government interference.
October, 2009
A marketing consultant was on the phone last month with an executive recruiter when the interviewer began asking her the questions that moms dread most: Does she have kids? How many? How old?
October, 2009
IT turns out the other half — or at least the tiny slice who live at the top of the wealth pyramid — are not sleeping any better than the rest of America.
October, 2009
The Great Recession is pushing many highly educated women who had left work to stay at home with their children to dive back into the labor pool, according to several nationally recognized experts on women in the... More
October, 2009
Steps away, in the brush behind a fence, lives a man named Joe whose life is far from set.
October, 2009
The children of Hispanic immigrants tend to be born healthy and start life on an intellectual par with other American children, but by the age of 2 they begin to lag in linguistic and cognitive skills, a new study by... More
October, 2009
Researchers have found that being raised in poor neighborhoods plays a major role in explaining why African American children from middle-income families are far more likely than white children to slip down the income... More
October, 2009
In our worst case, the couple’s lifetime cost of being gay was $467,562. But the number fell to $41,196 in the best case for a couple with significantly better health insurance, plus lower taxes and other costs.
October, 2009
Since the country emerged as an industrial power in the 1960s and 1970s, it has been proud of its image as a nation of middle-class people. Many Japanese had little sympathy for the jobless and homeless, regarding... More

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