Poverty & Inequality News

April, 2010
After losing eight million jobs since the recession began in December 2007, payrolls finally surged in March
April, 2010
During her elementary school years in this rural Mississippi town, Addreal Harness, a competitive teenager with plans to be a doctor, said her classes had about the same numbers of white and black students. It was a... More
April, 2010
Many workers fear they'll lose their jobs without the transportation, cut off because of a county budget shortfall.
April, 2010
“I just can’t put that kind of money out for a ‘maybe’ — maybe I’ll get sick and use it,” said Mr. Mann, who makes just over $25,000 a year as an administrative assistant at a small wine distribution company. “That’s a... More
April, 2010
The bureau knew that New York City, with its huge immigrant population and its bevy of unorthodox and sometimes illegal living arrangements, would be a difficult challenge
April, 2010
What is known as “contingent work,” or “flexible” and “alternative” staffing arrangements, has proliferated, although exact figures are hard to come by because of difficulties in tracking such workers.
April, 2010
In the broadest sense, the new health care law forbids sex discrimination in health insurance. Previously, there was no such ban, and insurance companies took full advantage of the void.
April, 2010
But stubbornly high levels of poverty expose a harsh reality: Despite better security and strong economic growth, Colombia has been unable to significantly alleviate the misery that helps fuel a 46-year-old conflict and... More
April, 2010
Ending one of the fiercest lobbying fights in Washington, Congress voted Thursday to force commercial banks out of the federal student loan market, cutting off billions of dollars in profits in a sweeping restructuring... More
April, 2010
Can a nondiscrimination policy be discriminatory?

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