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NZIER’s Derek Gill argues poverty is the problem in New Zealand, not income inequality, and this limits social mobility

June 23, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


The following is a press release from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has today released a new Insight titled “Peak Inequality – New Zealand’s False Truth” . The Insight is based on new data and shows that despite popular opinion, income inequality in New Zealand hasn’t changed in the past 20 years, and it’s been at the current level before.

Derek Gill, a Principal Economist from NZIER, said “The data tells us that our current level of income inequality is actually the same as it was in the 1930s and […]

We should be talking about poverty and social mobility, not inequality

June 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has today released a new Insight titled "Peak Inequality – New Zealand’s False Truth". The Insight is based on new data and shows that despite popular opinion, income inequality in New Zealand hasn’t changed in the past 20 years, and it’s been at the current level before.

Derek Gill, a Principal Economist from NZIER, said "The data tells us that our current level of income inequality is actually the same as it was in the 1930s and 1940s. A real concern is poverty and how this leads to reduced social mobility. Social […]

California governor calls for new online college

June 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. (Photo: CCC) California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked the California community college system to “take whatever steps are necessary” to establish a new, online-only community college.

Brown directed California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley in a recent memo to “create a plan to design and deploy a fully online college” and submit it to the governor’s office by November.

Noting that the system has significantly expanded the number of online courses, Brown said, “I believe it is time now for our community colleges to increase even further the availability of online courses […]

NBA MOCK DRAFT: Here’s what the experts are predicting for all 30 first-round picks

June 22, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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John Locher/AP The NBA Draft had the rarest of shake-ups over the weekend: a trade for the No. 1 pick.

The Philadelphia 76ers gave the No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick to the Boston Celtics to jump up to No. 1.

In doing so, the 76ers signaled a potential end of "The Process" by going after consensus top prospect Markelle Fultz while the Celtics seem to continue to bide their time until they make a big move.While the very top of the draft seems set, the remaining picks appear to be up in the air. To get a better […]

How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth, And Possible Ways To Change The Tide

June 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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The topic of income inequality and its effects has been the subject of countless analysis stretching back generations and crossing geopolitical boundaries. Despite the tendency to speak about this issue in moral terms, the central questions are economic ones: Would the U.S. economy be better off with a narrower income gap? And, if an unequal distribution of income hinders growth, which solutions could do more harm than good, and which could make the economic pie bigger for all?

Given the decades–indeed, centuries–of debate on this subject, it comes as no surprise that the answers are […]

Inaugural Event – Conversations in the Round: Education and Economic Mobility (Live Virtual Talk-Charlotte)

June 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Please join us virtually or in-person for our talk series

"CONVERSATIONS IN THE ROUND"

These are Virtual Conferences with Panelists in Charlotte/Houston/Los Angeles discussing: EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC MOBILITY What’s the impact of education on economic mobility? Join us for a lively discussion on finding solutions to address the challenges in our educational system that impacts our economic mobility. We will also discuss new ways of raising the next generation of life-long learners who can adapt to an ever-changing world. Live virtual conference with panelists in Charlotte-August 30th. WTVI-PBS Charlotte Studios […]

Zsolt Darvas Bruegel and Corvinus University of Budapest

June 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Income inequality and growth in Europe: key role for national

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Zsolt Darvas Bruegel and Corvinus University of BudapestCommittee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) of the European Parliament, exchange of views on "Combating inequalities as a lever to boost job creation and growth", 29 May 2017Key messages1. The literature is inconclusive whether income inequality is good or bad for growth and job creation2. Offering opportunity for all segments of the population is crucial and income inequality might reduce social mobility3. Income inequality in the EU is at a much lower level than in most other parts of the world, but […]

Creating Access to Opportunity in One of America’s Inequality Hotspots

June 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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Atlanta is tackling one of America’s toughest inclusive growth challenges: the suburbanization of poverty. As its public transit system struggles to serve low-income workers living further from jobs, civic advocates are empowering the public to promote change using open data.

This post was produced in partnership with News Deeply .

In the heart of the American South, Atlanta is dealing with one of the nation’s worst income inequality problems. In this sprawling metro area home to more than five million people, the top five percent of residents earn 17.5 times more income than the bottom 20 percent of […]

inequality in u.s. social policy ebook

June 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Harvard Kennedy School … Organized by the Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality … October 11 … 2013. … 10 at Harvard University’s Reexamining Inequality conference … Social Policy … held in honor of Christopher "Sandy" Jencks and the 40th anniversary of his landmark book … Inequality … Psychologist Daniel Kahneman (Princeton University) presents Big Idea no …

Inequality … Organized by the Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality … 2013. … October 11 … held in honor of Christopher "Sandy" Jencks and the 40th anniversary of his landmark book … Social Policy … Harvard Kennedy School … Economist Richard Freeman […]

Demonetisation’s effect on income inequality

June 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Studies have shown that unconventional expansionary monetary policies have had a positive impact on reducing income inequality. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Studies have shown that unconventional expansionary monetary policies have had a positive impact on reducing income inequality. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint The relationship between monetary policy shocks, especially those driven by unconventional monetary policies, and income inequality, is unclear. Some studies have shown that unconventional expansionary monetary policies, such as the US’ quantitative easing, had a positive impact on reducing income inequality. A recent paper by Masayuki Inui, Nao Sudo and Tomoaki Yamada ( https://goo.gl/Bmrc2f ) analyses the distributional impact of monetary policies on inequality in Japan and finds results to the contrary. Moreover, the authors find that the key […]