Poverty & Inequality News

November, 2013
Forty-seven million Americans -- that's one in seven of us -- receive food stamps. Starting today, they'll be receiving less. A stimulus bill that had added federal money to what's called the Supplemental... More
October, 2013
We don’t talk much about “the wrong side of the tracks” in public anymore, but the distinction between one place and another is implicitly understood and often explicitly specified. That location matters greatly for... More
October, 2013
Low-income students made up at least half the public school student population in 17 states in 2011, a marked increase from 2000, when four states topped 50 percent.
September, 2013
The group that administers the SAT has begun a nationwide outreach program to try to persuade more low-income high school seniors who scored high on standardized tests to apply to select colleges.
September, 2013
Research by Stanford psychologists reveals that 2-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language development. Future work aims to devise intervention methods.
September, 2013
Despite the addition of more than two million jobs last year, soaring corporate profits and continuing economic growth, income for the typical American household did not rise in 2012 and poverty failed to fall, new data... More
September, 2013
A small but surging share of Americans consider themselves 'lower class,' a surprise to some researchers and activists despite the bruising economy.
September, 2013
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics. For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an... More
September, 2013
It's not really a happy anniversary. But we're coming up on the five-year mark for the financial crisis, which accelerated dramatically with the implosion of Lehman Brothers on Sept. 15, 2008. So it's... More
September, 2013
During the 2012 election Republicans accused President Obama of waging “class warfare” because he occasionally mentioned income inequality. This tactic obviously didn’t work very well. Perhaps voters felt that the... More

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