Poverty & Inequality News

April, 2010
According to a new analysis of census data, more than half of the working immigrants in this metropolitan area hold higher-paying white-collar jobs — as professionals, technicians or administrators — rather than lower-... More
March, 2010
A report on the underrepresentation of women in science and math by the American Association of University Women, to be released Monday, found that although women have made gains, stereotypes and cultural biases still... More
March, 2010
For all the booms and busts he has lived through, Vincent Riso never thought it would come to this: Offering free 42-inch, flat-screen televisions to lure buyers into government-subsidized homes.
March, 2010
“The Making of African America” is primarily a story of the resilience, creativity and courage African-Americans drew upon as they engaged in the difficult process of piecing together new lives in an unfamiliar land.
March, 2010
The 400 highest-earning households in the United States averaged nearly $345 million in 2007, up 31 percent from a year earlier, data from the Internal Revenue Service shows.
March, 2010
Although data on the prevalence of wage theft in the Washington area are not available, there are signs that the recession has prompted more employers to shortchange their workers, either by failing to pay the promised... More
March, 2010
Now, though, in a time of deep recession and a housing slump in one of the most economically depressed states in the country, Hamtramck (pronounced ham-TRAM-eck) is at last fulfilling its legal — and what officials now... More
March, 2010
For Susan Williams, the road to working as a serial temp for the U.S. Census Bureau ran through law school and a recession that has stalled many a professional career.
March, 2010
Could the economy be at risk of a double dip?

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