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Caste and economic mobility in India

August 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Caste networks play a crucial role in shaping economic mobility in India and can either support or hinder mobility, depending on the circumstances

The caste system is arguably the most distinctive feature of Indian society. The Indian population is divided into four hierarchical classes, or varnas , with a large sub-population of untouchables excluded entirely from the system. Within each of these classes, and among the untouchables, are thousands of castes, or jatis . The central rule in Hindu society is that individuals must marry within their own caste. Recent genetic evidence indicates that this rule has been followed for […]

N.J. social justice group: After Charlottesville, you must speak out! | Opinion

August 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

By Demelza Baer

Last Saturday, the nation watched with horror and trepidation as white supremacists from across the country descended on Charlottesville to protest the plan by local officials to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee.

Many of the white supremacists arrived brandishing flags and symbols of the Confederacy and Nazi Germany, openly bearing weapons, and shouting racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic chants. That day, one of the marchers allegedly drove his car into a large crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heather D. Heyer, and injuring many others. That same day, two state troopers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke […]

Ford’s CEO wants to transform how people get around in cities — but not with robot cars

August 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Jim Hackett Ford

Ford CEO Jim Hackett. Ford • Ford CEO Jim Hackett is an advocate of "design thinking"

• He has a lot of credibility in Silicon Valley.

• But his approach might be at odds with the tech industry’s metabolism. Ford CEO Jim Hackett feels your pain.Seriously, if you live in a big city, Hackett intends to put the 100-plus-year-old automaker on a path to alleviating your transportation suffering.But he doesn’t want to use robot cars."When you paint the robots as perfect and humans as imperfect, we’ve made a big mistake," Hackett said at Ford’s City of […]

Slices of heaven: Is NZ inequality going up, or is it just our worry about it?

August 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

A protester in 2011. Interest and concern about inequality has risen dramatically in recent years.

A protester in 2011. Interest and concern about inequality has risen dramatically in recent years. Nearly 40,000 voters responded to the Stuff/Massey University election survey in May. A huge majority of them said inequality was too high and/or growing fast. No measure actually shows that – so why do so many of us feel that way? Henry Cooke reports.

It didn’t hit George all at once.

Growing up, he still got Christmas and birthday presents. His friends’ houses had always been far nicer than his. His mother would still take him out on trips around Wellington – just ones that […]

13 Ways to Strengthen America’s Economy

August 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

The finer points of economic policy don’t get a lot of attention in the U.S. these days. With a president in the White House who seems far more interested in fighting personal battles than in making policy, and the country roiled by street violence and racial animus, there might seem little reason to think about how to improve Americans’ material standard of living. But someday the smoke will clear, and leaders will once again be thinking about economics. So I thought I’d make a list of policies that I would enact if I were in office. The overall goals […]

LU ranked fourth on national list for economic mobility among online programs

August 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Lamar University was fourth on the national list for economic mobility among online programs in a study of 2,273 colleges. LU was one of only 25 to rank on both the comprehensive list as well as the list of 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Student Economic Mobility, according to SR Education Group, a leading research publisher founded in 2004. SR Education Group, based in Kirkland, Washington, has been publishing rankings of online colleges since 2009 and awarding scholarships since 2010.

In the project, all annual tuitions were researched and calculated, and the Equality of Opportunity Project provided mobility-rate data. […]

Forget catering to millennials at work — everyone wants the same things

August 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

surprised millennials

Millennials: They’re just like us. Gleb Leonov/Strelka Institute/Flickr

A simple Google search for " What do Millennials want at work? " serves up around 15 million results.

Needless to say, there’s no shortage of advice on (or critiques of) Generation Y and the many ways organizations should cater to their perceived needs. They demand opportunities to learn and grow at a company, but they’re quick to job hop every few years.They want to work for a company with purpose, but they need recognition , too. They seek mentorship and community at work, but desire autonomy at the same time.For employers, […]

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia launches economic growth project

August 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Patrick T. Harker and Theresa T. Singleton speak about about the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank’s Economic Growth and Mobility Project during a Tribune editorial board meeting. — ABDUL SULAYMAN/TRIBUNE CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER Ayana Jones Tribune Staff Writer The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is striving to strengthen the region’s economy.

The Philadelphia Fed has launched a project designed to achieve inclusive economic growth and create pathways out of poverty.

Patrick T. Harker, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Fed and his team touted the Economic Growth and Mobility Project (EGMP) during a recent Tribune editorial board meeting. The initiative utilizes economic research […]

Persistence of caste system in India makes socio-economic mobility of lower-castes much slower

August 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


By V Santhakumar*

The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships and have children with, those who are outside their caste. Otherwise people would continue to carry the caste attribute whether they reject it explicitly or not.

Hence the caste continues to be a factor differentiating individuals in India due to the persistence of intra-caste marriages. Based on the latest data available, around 90 percent of marriages in India happen within the caste even during 21st century.Hence the question of how to break the caste system in India needs to be changed to […]

Income inequality in the USA

August 15, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


President Obama address in December 2013 hosted by the Center of American Progress spoke about the high disparities of income in the US, stating that his authorities precedences is to take downing the income inequality and promotes chances, particularly to the poorest ( The White House 2013 ) . Income inequality in the United States ( US ) is the 4th highest among the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD ) member states measured by the Gini coefficient, a measuring of inequality which intended to demo the income distribution of a nations’s occupant ( OECD 2014 […]