Poverty & Inequality News

July, 2010
Plenty of people are applying for the jobs. The problem, the companies say, is a mismatch between the kind of skilled workers needed and the ranks of the unemployed.
July, 2010
A shadow fell across America’s economic recovery on Friday, as the Labor Department’s monthly report showed that job growth was weak in the private sector, provoking a precipitous sell-off in the stock market.
July, 2010
Two months ago she took advantage of India’s powerful and wildly popular Right to Information law. With help from a local activist, she filed a request at a local government office to find out who had gotten the grants... More
July, 2010
After hemorrhaging jobs for months, the economy is finally starting to add them. Yet the unemployment rate is not really budging because of people like Regina Myles.
June, 2010
This is not the culture war of the 1990s. It is not a fight over guns, gays or abortion. Those old battles have been eclipsed by a new struggle between two competing visions of the country's future.
June, 2010
Do selective colleges and universities do a good job of identifying the best and brightest? And is the concern about who gets into the best colleges justified?
June, 2010
Like the Reagan Revolution or Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the new progressive period has the makings of a generational shift in how Washington operates.
June, 2010
The study found that while the physical environment of the low-income residents has improved substantially, those residents have not necessarily benefited from interactions with new neighbors.
June, 2010
This year is shaping up to be even worse than last for the millions of high school and college students looking for summer jobs.

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