How Cities Across the U.S. Are Using Philanthropy to Combat Inequality
All over the country low-income citizens are struggling to attain more economic mobility. A new program funded by two large foundations is working to address that.
Can the College Board Measure Adversity on the SAT?
The College Board plans to score a student's adversity from one to 100.
How Rising Rates of Auto Debt Point to Increasing Economic Inequality
When more households fail to make payments on their vehicle, it shows too few people are sharing the benefits of an ostensibly healthy economy.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren Each Want to Tax Millionaires Differently
Three prominent progressives all want to tax the wealthy to reduce income inequality, not just raise revenues. But their plans are different in key ways.
Denver Looks to Curb the Rapid Spread of Gentrification
The mile high city's most historic and culturally unique neighborhoods are at risk of erasure due to the skyrocketing rents forcing out the local population.
Economic Highs and Lows in New York City (in Photos)
There are few other places where the wealth gap is so visible.
The Bay Area's Affordable Housing Crisis Is Only Getting Worse
Workers in several Bay Area counties would need to earn four times the minimum wage to pay the median rent for an apartment, a new report finds.
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.
This Chart Shows the Unequal State of Access to Fintech Services in America
What good are financial technologies if low-income folks don't have high-speed Internet to access them?
The Rise of the 1 Percent Negates Any Progress in the Racial Income Gap
The income gap has been virtually unchanged for the last 50 years, and rising income inequality is part of the reason why.
How Expanding the EITC Would Benefit Working-Class Americans
A new report finds that expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit by 10 percent would lead to increases in after-tax income for middle-class Americans.
Black-White Wage Gap Grows as Americans Remain in Denial
Three new studies suggest racial economic inequality remains robust, despite the skewed views of many Americans.
A New Census Bureau Report Shows the Economy Is (Mostly) Getting Better
The economy continues its long recovery from the Great Recession.
One Top Economist Weighs in on How We Can Bring Back the American Dream
Richard Reeves says we need to expand our scrutiny of inequality beyond the top 1 percent.
Hillary Clinton's Not-So-Tough Talk About Wall Street Reform
As a United States senator during the crisis years, Clinton’s legislative proposals to reform banking and housing finance didn’t gain traction.
The Future of Work: Stagnation, Automation ... Frustration
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
Three in Five Americans Have Experienced Poverty-Level Incomes
"The income distribution is porous at the top and the bottom," one sociologist says.
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.