Poverty & Inequality News

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
February, 2010
Now, even those of us who still live in the same house and cling to the same job have watched in pain as college savings plans and retirement funds withered. So have these changes shifted our attitudes toward sharing... More
February, 2010
The people suffering the most drastic employment reversals in this recession have been those who were in the lower-income groups to begin with.
February, 2010
Until recently, most programs like this were aimed at affluent, overachieving students — a way to keep them challenged and give them a head start on college work. But the goal is quite different at SandHoke, which... More
February, 2010
For the first time in recorded history, women outnumber men on the nation’s payrolls.
February, 2010
North Carolina, with a student body that is nearly 60 percent female, is just one of many large universities that at times feel eerily like women’s colleges.

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