Are American Families Going to Be Priced Out of Child Care?
In many parts of the country, child care costs more than a mortgage.
Meet the Researcher Dispelling Old Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap
Pernicious myths about income inequality remain pervasive in our society—for example, that better education will close the racial wealth gap. Professor William Darity is working to debunk these misconceptions.
Even as Black Americans Get Richer, Their Health Outcomes Remain Poor
Quality of medical care and mortality are frequently linked to socioeconomic success. But for African Americans, that's often not the case.
The Big Gap in Graduation Rates Between Poor and Wealthy Students
For the first time ever, the public can see the graduation rates for Pell grant recipients at over 1,000 schools.
A New Path to Financial Security for Americans Worried About Their Savings
Support for greater flexible savings will provide a stable and desperately needed foundation.
Income Inequality Inspires Interest in Luxury Items
A state-by-state analysis of Google searches find high-status goods are of more interest in places with a larger gap between rich and poor.
Trekking Through a Food Desert Surrounded by Farmland
Millions have been spent on initiatives to eliminate food deserts, which are thought to contribute to the increasing incidence of diabetes and obesity in low-income areas. How are disadvantaged people faring in the middle of California, one of the nation's prime agricultural states?
The California Chasm: Inequality in One of the Most Unequal States in the Country
California is the home to more super rich than anywhere else in the country—and it also exhibits the highest poverty rate in the nation.
State and Local Taxes Penalize the Poor and Benefit the Rich
The majority of Americans—both liberal and conservative—want taxes to be progressive, but they're actually quite regressive.
How Well Do Teen Test Scores Predict Adult Income?
The short answer is, pretty well. But that’s not really the point.
In Cleveland, Income Growth Without Population Growth
Another example of how population growth is outdated as an important economic metric.