Poverty & Inequality News

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
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
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
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
Panel to study whether men are favored in area schools' admissions
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.
December, 2009
Paul A. Samuelson, the first American Nobel laureate in economics and the foremost academic economist of the 20th century, died Sunday at his home in Belmont, Mass. He was 94.
December, 2009
That insecurity is becoming more common in the suburbs these days. Officials say that homeless shelters are suddenly filled to capacity, with some suburban communities resorting to housing families in motels, for the... More
December, 2009
Teenage sisters sought freedom in pregnancy, but one found confinement
December, 2009
There was no place to go but home, with a collection of rejection letters and a haunting sense of betrayal. For 23 years, she had advanced down America's path to success -- perfect grades, a $200,000 college degree... More

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