Poverty & Inequality News

December, 2009
Initially, Mr. Bachmuth, 45, did not think his children were terribly affected when he lost his job nearly a year ago. But now he cannot ignore the mounting evidence.
December, 2009
Growing numbers of noncitizens, including legal immigrants, are held unnecessarily and transferred heedlessly in an expensive immigration detention system that denies many of them basic fairness, a bipartisan study... More
December, 2009
Education, it seems, does not level the playing field — in fact, it appears to have made it more uneven.
December, 2009
Recession-wary honor students are using community college as door to elite schools
December, 2009
With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children.
December, 2009
In boom times, companies with too much work for existing employees — yet not enough work to justify another hire — may have turned to temporary workers. But with the economy still in the doldrums, companies again are... More
December, 2009
34.5 percent of young African American men are unemployed
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
December, 2009
Young heirs seek moral balance between inherited windfalls, social responsibilities
December, 2009
Some of the state’s highest unemployment rates are found in area communities, where job seekers, career counselors hold out hope for stimulus to kick into gear

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