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Spurring economic mobility goal of new WSSU academic center

Craig Richardson

The cultural and economic divide represented by U.S. 52 has been dissected and debated for decades.

A Winston-Salem State University economics professor hopes that a new center that opens today at WSSU will change that.

The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility will serve as a hub for faculty research, undergraduate student research scholarship and community outreach, said Craig Richardson, the center’s founding director. The goal is generating recommendations to policymakers.Richardson, who has been at WSSU for 25 years, recently served as chairman of the Department of Economics and Finance. WSSU also named Alvin Atkinson, previously director of the Center […]

Social and economical inequalities

inequalities and the number of individuals who fall below the threshold of Keywords: Inequality, social disparity, economic growth, development, gender disparities and environmental degradation; inequalities caused by globalization Jul 23, 2013 Is it surprising that in the aftermath of the financial crisis, in a global economy growing on credit, physical assets like land and crops are gaining The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, achievement gap and racial and economic inequality as “natural” facts that result from inherent group differences, rather than viewing them as socially. […]

Social inequality in pakistan

pk/pdf/rr/RR170. Dynamics of Social Inequality in Pakistan. Social inequality occurs when resources in a given society are distributed unevenly, typically through norms of allocation, that engender specific patterns along May 14, 2015 Extreme inequality pervading in societies hurts all of us and makes getting out of the quagmire of poverty all the more difficult. pide. org. Pakistan. 1. CODE CATEGORY INCOME INEQUALITIES IN PAKISTAN AND A The Atkinson’s social welfare function is essentially a utilitarian social welfare function, Social Inequality and Environmental Threats in Indus Delta Villages: Pakistan * This COMCAD working paper is outcome of author’s fieldwork in […]

“Snob zoning” aggravates income equality in cities: Sean Speer in Sun papers

Sean Speer

Sean Speer argues Margaret Atwood’s opposition to development in her Toronto neighbourhood is a hypocritical stance that will further exacerbate income inequality and social mobility issues.

Author Margaret Atwood has recently come out against an eight-storey condo development in her Toronto neighbourhood on the grounds that it will lead to noise, less privacy, and fewer trees. Her outspoken opposition has produced a considerable social media backlash. Rightly so.

It requires a healthy dose of cognitive dissonance to lament the state of income inequality in the country, as the author of The Handmaid’s Tale does frequently, and then champion housing policies […]

On Labor Day, Stand with Working-Class Families

On Labor Day, Stand with Working-Class Families

By U.S. Representative Ruben Kihuen, Nevada District 4

For those fortunate enough to get the day off, the first Monday in September is an opportunity to come together with family and friends to celebrate the end of summer. For those who work on Labor Day, the day should still serve as a reminder of the headway we have made over the years on workers’ rights — primarily through the efforts of organized labor.On this Labor Day, I encourage you to look to the streets as workers in Las Vegas and across the […]

Labor Day 2017: The State of Working Iowa


This article by Colin Gordon, Senior Researcher at the nonpartisan Iowa Policy Project , appeared in the Des Moines Register September 2, 2017.

Labor Day is always a good time to take stock of the state of working Iowa. Patterns of employment, job creation, and wage and income growth across the Iowa economy are telling — and disappointing.

This long-term economic pattern combines with the most disheartening legislative changes for working families in the lifetimes of most Iowans. The year 2017 poses great challenges to Iowans’ economic security, let alone opportunity for those coming to, serving in or retiring from […]

How an Area’s Union Membership Can Predict Children’s Advancement


A minimum wage protest at Columbus Circle in New York City in April. It is well established that unions provide benefits to workers — that they raise wages for their members (and even for nonmembers ). They can help reduce inequality .

A new study suggests that unions may also help children move up the economic ladder.

Researchers at Harvard , Wellesley and the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, released a paper Wednesday showing that children born to low-income families typically ascend to higher incomes in metropolitan areas where union membership is higher.The size of the effect is […]

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

STATE OF THE UNION

PATHWAYS • The Poverty and Inequality Report 2016

economic mobilityKEY FINDINGS• When compared to 24 middle-income and high- income countries, the U.S. ranks 16th in the amount of intergenerational earnings mobility.• The relatively low level of mobility in the U.S. may arise in part because low-income children in the U.S. tend to have less stable and lower- income families, less secure families, and parents who have less time to devote to their children.It is often claimed that there is much tolerance in the U.S. for high levels of inequality, as long as that inequal- ity arises from […]

Social inequality in united states

The widening income gap also has fueled a class-based social 10. Social Class and Income Inequality in the United States: Ownership, Authority, and Personal Income Distribution from 1980 to 2010. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Social This article concerns proposals to change the Social Security system in the United States. (2011). Social Class and Income Inequality in the United States: Ownership, Authority, and Personal Income Distribution from 1980 to Free Essay: The functionalist feels that social inequality is necessary for the society to work There is a high degree of social inequality within […]

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

A man cleans up confetti while surrounded by tourists in Times Square in New York.

A lot of factors have contributed to American inequality: slavery, economic policy, technological change, the power of lobbying, globalization, and so on. In their wake, what’s left?

That’s the question at the heart of a new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy , by Peter Temin, an economist from MIT. Temin argues that, following decades of growing inequality, America is now left with what is more or less a two-class system: One small, predominantly white upper class that wields a disproportionate share of money, power, and political influence and a much larger, minority-heavy (but […]