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The Ugly Face of Inequality in India

The Ugly Face of Inequality in India

Income inequality in India has hit its highest level in 92 years . New figures from Credit Suisse suggest the wealthy elite of India, its richest 1%, now own 58.4% of the wealth. This makes India, often revered as a key rising economic power among the developing nations, the second-most unequal country in the world. What is behind this recent rise in inequality? And is it really a problem?

Causal Factors

Social divides in India have often been attributed to its rigid caste system. This system takes roots in Hinduism, which traditionally separated people into four groups: at the […]

Income inequality in the united states

Why it matters: Rising inequality is not just a story of those in the financial sector in the 13 Jun 2017 This eye-popping chart on inequality is a slap in the face of America’s middle class Look no further than this eye-popping chart of income growth between 1980 and 2014 courtesy of Berkeley’s elite-squad of inequality research, including Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. 2 Nov 2015 It is not surprising that income inequality has been a major topic in the U. 16 Jun 2016 For the United States overall, the top 1 percent captured 85. We compare […]

Income inequality and educational opportunity

, 2014). The growth in family income inequality in the U. The salience of intergenerational transmission has grown with the rise in income inequality, which makes it harder for families of modest incomes to keep up in the educational investment arms race (Chetty et al. The average income of the richest 10% of the population Please cite this paper as: Cingano, F. The mechanism that drives our results is a combination of credit constraints and the ‘signaling’ role of education first explored by Spence [Spence, A. C. Economic growth has made that dream a reality for generations of Americans, […]

Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income

A man climbs a ladder.

One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works hard and eventually secures himself a respectable, middle-class life. This “rags to riches” tale embodies one of America’s most sacred narratives: that no matter who you are, what your parents do, or where you grow up, with enough education and hard work, you too can rise the economic ladder.

A body of research has since emerged to challenge this national story, casting the United States not as a meritocracy […]

More Black Men Need to Earn College Degrees

More Black Men Need to Earn College Degrees

(Image: iStock/Steve Debenport) I’ve been interviewing presidents of black medical schools lately. I recently interviewed the president of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and wrote a post based on that interview that you can read here . I’m also excited to be writing up an article based on an interview I had with the president of Morehouse School of Medicine.

Both institutions are addressing the issue of enrolling more black men in med school.

But what about black women? As it turns out, black women are earning more college degrees (as are women in general). But because fewer black men […]

Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income

A man climbs a ladder.

One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works hard and eventually secures himself a respectable, middle-class life. This “rags to riches” tale embodies one of America’s most sacred narratives: that no matter who you are, what your parents do, or where you grow up, with enough education and hard work, you too can rise the economic ladder.

A body of research has since emerged to challenge this national story, casting the United States not as a meritocracy […]

Black women are earning more college degrees, but that alone won’t close race gaps

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There are wide, stubborn economic gaps between black and white households in the U.S. Why? Many factors are at work, of course, including lower rates of upward mobility , discrimination in the labor market , big differences in rates of incarceration , disparities in access to quality education , historic exclusion from home ownership , and so on.

College education is often seen as a powerful tool to close race gaps. But it is at best only a partial answer, for four reasons:

> the gap in college achievement is as wide as ever black Americans with a BA are […]

Are we really that woke?


The culture wars have been at the center stage of our political discourse for some time now, and it’s about time we contextualize them. While it is true that people voted for Trump due to cultural anxiety , they also did so out of a deep dissatisfaction with the so-called “ establishment ”.

Their political choices may be misplaced, but the anger of these voters is not unfounded—the system has failed them. The U.S. has the highest inequality of any developed country and a staggering lack of economic mobility . Despite what some may assert, our politicians are largely to […]

Causes of gender inequality in bangladesh

Research Proposal: Cause and Effect of Gender A Model of Gender Inequality and Economic Growth This paper introduces a model of gender inequality and economic growth. Read more. Introduction . Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). Gender inequality is a result of the persistent discrimination of one group of people based upon If you ask an economist to explain the causes of poverty in Bangladesh, you are most likely to receive an overly jargonised lecture, beyond the ability of The causes of poverty in Bangladesh are tough to tackle, weak infrastructure and gender inequality that prevents women from contributing to […]

Millennials’ American Dream deflated

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EDT. WEDNESDAY OCT. 26. THIS PHOTO MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 12:01 A.M. EDT. - In this Oct. 6, 2011 photo, Gan Golan, of Los Angeles, dressed as the

Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EDT. WEDNESDAY OCT. 26. THIS PHOTO MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 12:01 A.M. EDT. – In this Oct. 6, 2011 photo, Gan Golan, of Los Angeles, dressed as the "Master of Degrees," holds a ball and chain representing his college loan debt, during Occupy DC activities in Washington. As President Obama prepared to announce new measures Wednesday to help ease the burden of student loan debt, new figures painted a demoralizing picture of college costs for students and parents: Average in-state tuition and fees at four-year […]