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Mr. President: A Healthy Marriage Culture is Vital to America’s Success

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This morning, our votes have been cast and counted, and the contentious nature of the election season at least is hopefully nearly behind us. Some of us went to bed knowing the results, while others woke up to the news that Donald J. Trump is our next president. Regardless of how we may feel about that news, the work of our nation must continue, most importantly finding a way to heal the rifts that threaten to keep us divided. Throughout the presidential campaign, we’ve heard considerable debate about which candidate would best improve […]

Why Clinton and Trump Both Avoid Talking about the Most Defining Issue in the Election

What is the most defining issue of this Presidential election?

It’s different from asking voters which issue they consider “most important.” On that matter, the polls are in reasonable agreement – the economy and terrorism are typically tied atop the list , with other issues much further behind. It’s still the economy, stupid, even two decades after that became a political catchphrase, while concerns about safety and security in an uncertain world have risen to the forefront as well.

But the defining issue of the election isn’t necessarily what voters self-report as the most important. Instead, it is the issue that […]

6 charts showing race gaps within the American middle class

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The U.S. has substantial economic and racial inequality, and the two overlap. Black Americans, for example, are more likely to be poor . But as we argue in our new paper, “ Time for justice: Tackling race inequalities in health and housing ,” and on a podcast with Isabel Sawhill , race gaps cannot be explained by economic factors alone.

Black Americans are disadvantaged compared to whites—even when they have higher incomes and more education. Here are six examples. 1. Infant mortality

The infant mortality rate for black babies is twice that for whites . But this is not […]

Economic Mobility of Black and White Families

Executive Summary and Chapter

The dream that one can rise up from humble beginnings and achieve a comfortable middle-class living, if not attain great wealth, transcends racial lines. But is this a reality for black and white families alike?
This report, by Julia Isaacs of The Brookings Institution, reviews overall income trends based on Census Bureau data and provides an intergenerational analysis based on a longitudinal data set that allows a direct match of the family income of parents in the late 1960s to their children’s family income in the late 1990s to early 2000s. 1 Related In […]

Is 2016 the year of the worker?


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Federal contractors just received a rare perk among the US workforce: seven paid sick days a year.

As far as improving access to paid sick time goes, it’s a drop in the bucket: The White House estimates that the new rule will up to 1 million workers, out of approximately 40 million without sick time. But it’s emblematic of the direction things have been moving for workers recently. The paid sick days rule is one of several small brushstrokes that, taken together, have painted a much brighter picture for middle and lower income Americans […]

Pathways • The Poverty and Inequality Report 2015

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The United States is often hailed as the “land of opportunity,†a society in which a child’s chances of success depend little on her family background. Is this reputation warranted? And is it especially warranted in some states, regions, or areas of the United States?

There is a growing public perception that intergenerational income mobility—a child’s chance of moving up in the income distribu- tion relative to her parents—is declining in the United States. Is it really true that oppor- tunity has declined?In two recent papers, we address these ques- tions by compiling statistics from millions of anonymous income […]

Essays On Income Inequality Poverty And Mobility


Essays On Income Inequality Poverty And Mobility

Social Income Inequality – Term Papers – 1154 Words Essays > Social Income Inequality ; … little opportunity for social mobility . Answer : Inequality exists in the human … learn that poverty , social inequality , … PDF www.diss.fu-berlin.de Acknowledgements I express my sincere gratitude to Giacomo Corneo for supervising my thesis, for providing numerous inspiring insights as well as for enabling my … Free income inequality Essays and Papers – 123helpme Free income inequality papers, essays , … liberalization on poverty and income inequality by using panel and cross … […]

Economic Mobility of Black and White Families

Executive Summary and Chapter

The dream that one can rise up from humble beginnings and achieve a comfortable middle-class living, if not attain great wealth, transcends racial lines. But is this a reality for black and white families alike?
This report, by Julia Isaacs of The Brookings Institution, reviews overall income trends based on Census Bureau data and provides an intergenerational analysis based on a longitudinal data set that allows a direct match of the family income of parents in the late 1960s to their children’s family income in the late 1990s to early 2000s. 1 Related In […]

Seminars at Steamboat speaker talks income inequality

Seminars at Steamboat speaker Richard Reeves talks to a crowd Thursday at Strings Music Pavilion.

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Steamboat Springs — Seminars at Steamboat speaker Richard Reeves on Thursday challenged audience members to go home and consider where they truly fit on the scale of income distribution in the country.

“If we’re looking for the face of inequality, many of us should be looking in the mirror,” said Reeves, who spoke about the American dream in the context of rising inequalities among various groups of people in the United States.Reeves, a senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution and co-director of its Center on Children and Families, said it’s wrong to blame the top 1 percent […]

Seminars at Steamboat speaker talks income inequality

Seminars at Steamboat speaker Richard Reeves talks to a crowd Thursday at Strings Music Pavilion.

Seminars at Steamboat speaker Richard Reeves talks to a crowd Thursday at Strings Music Pavilion. Photo by Advertisement

Steamboat Springs — Seminars at Steamboat speaker Richard Reeves on Thursday challenged audience members to go home and consider where they truly fit on the scale of income distribution in the country.

“If we’re looking for the face of inequality, many of us should be looking in the mirror,” said Reeves, who spoke about the American dream in the context of rising inequalities among various groups of people in the United States.Reeves, a senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution and […]