Poverty & Inequality News

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
October, 2009
The Obama administration took an overhaul of the country’s immigration laws off its legislative agenda this year, but the prickly issue of public benefits for illegal immigrants has resurfaced in the health care debate.
October, 2009
Dr. Gardner, a founding member of the Pittsburgh affiliate of the National Organization for Women in the late 1960s, joined the chapter's ongoing battle against discrimination in help-wanted ads. At the time, many... More
October, 2009
A revised formula for calculating medical costs and geographic variations show that approximately 47.4 million Americans last year lived in poverty, 7 million more than the government's official figure.
October, 2009
Long-Term Joblessness Spreads in Middle Class
October, 2009
The recession has hit middle-income and poor families hardest, widening the economic gap between the richest and poorest Americans as rippling job layoffs ravaged household budgets.
October, 2009
Delivered on order for a few pennies a load by rickety horse-drawn carts speeding through the dirt streets of the Medina Gounass neighborhood of Guediawaye, [garbage] is as pervasive as the hot midday sun in which it... More
October, 2009
Once upon a time, defined benefit pensions were the norm and helped employers gracefully ease more employees into retirement during downturns (potentially by sweetening the pension deal a little).
October, 2009
In California and a handful of other states, one out of every five people who would like to be working full time is not now doing so.
October, 2009
The U.N. Development Program recently came out with a report looking, among other things, at income inequality worldwide.

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