Poverty & Inequality News

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
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 Chicago public schools’ response to a recent court desegregation ruling — a plan to use students’ social and economic profiles instead of race to achieve classroom diversity — is raising fears that it will undermine... More
January, 2010
Job fairs to find census workers have attracted hundreds of ex-convicts in recent weeks
January, 2010
In this corner of northeast Ohio, from Warren to Youngstown, where the old steel mills along the Mahoning River stand like rusted-out mastodons in the weeds, the recession was a final cruelty piled on top of three... More
January, 2010
Men now are increasingly likely to marry wives with more education and income than they have, and the reverse is true for women
January, 2010
With colleges and universities cutting back because of the recession, the job outlook for graduate students in language and literature is bleaker than ever before.
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
Economic research suggests that more than 1.5 million workers who would otherwise have switched jobs fail to do so every year because of fears about health insurance.
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.

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