Poverty & Inequality News

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.
February, 2010
Since the 1990s, public housing high-rise buildings have come tumbling down by the dozens across the country as cities replace them with smaller suburban-style homes that do not carry the stigma of looming urban despair... More
February, 2010
American universities became the very best in the world because of the nation’s early commitment to universal high school education. Maintaining excellence at the highest educational levels requires sustaining the... More
February, 2010
urrent public health care systems are not designed to accommodate the varied logistical and cultural needs of men and women who have been incarcerated.
January, 2010
The overwhelmingly liberal tilt of university professors has been explained by everything from outright bias to higher I.Q. scores. Now new research suggests that critics may have been asking the wrong question.
January, 2010
The hiring of temporary workers has surged, suggesting that the nation’s employers might soon take the next step, bringing on permanent workers, if they can just convince themselves that the upturn in the economy will... More
January, 2010
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that New York City intentionally discriminated against black applicants to the Fire Department by continuing to use an exam that it had been told put them at a disadvantage.
January, 2010
For the Cardente family, the shutoff of their electricity and gas in September was a wrenching marker in a two-year downslide.
January, 2010
The nation lost 85,000 jobs from the economy in December, the Labor Department reported Friday, as hopes for a vigorous recovery ran headlong into the prospect that paychecks could remain painfully scarce into next year.

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