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Trump has turned his back on the one thing that makes the world rich and happy

April 30, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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What we’re about to talk about is much bigger than Donald Trump. It’s bigger than ‘Make America Great Again’ and fake news. It’s bigger than Brexit, and it’s bigger than France’s National Front.

What we’re about to talk about is trust, and how it demonstrates its presence in markets. We’re going to talk about cooperators and non-cooperators. We’re going to talk about world peace.But let’s start small.Over the last week, Donald Trump has turned his back on the world’s best hope for wealth and happiness — global trade. He has reignited an old, failed fight over Canadian lumber, upsetting our […]

Zimbabwe urged to reduce reliance on imports

April 29, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Visiting Namibian President Hage Geingob yesterday implored African governments and the private sector to aggressively champion industrialisation in their economies and curb over-reliance on raw commodity exports.

In his address to mark the official opening of the 58th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo, President Geingob said the challenges facing the continent and rising youth unemployment could only be addressed by harnessing regional linkages and pursuing a robust regional industrialisation agenda anchored on value addition and beneficiation.

He bemoaned the low intra-regional trade and reliance on imports from developed economies, which he blamed for the continued use […]

Inequality and poverty – what action is being taken by Member States?

April 29, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


The 2017 Joint Employment Report (JER) and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators, adopted on 3 March 2017, provide a snapshot of recent employment and social policies implemented in Member States in line with the Employment Guidelines.

Exploring the Joint Employment Report , this edition of Evidence in focus looks at income inequality and poverty developments, and the policy efforts that have been made to reduce them.

Overall, the highest income inequalities are observed in Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, Latvia and Greece. The changes in inequality show a diverging trend. Inequality intensified in Lithuania (by 1.4 pp) and Romania […]

To Support Entrepreneurs, Charlotte’s Starting With Questions

April 29, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


To glimpse the hurdles keeping Charlotte, North Carolina, from becoming a hot spot for entrepreneurs, all you have to do is try a batch of one woman’s homemade cookies.

Her great-great-aunts used to bake them. And then her grandmother. They’d whip up a batch during times of hardship and rally the family around the oven. And now the recipe has landed in one Charlotte resident’s hands, rich with an intimate history.

It’s the perfect backdrop for a marketing campaign. But last year when the woman met with Holly Eskridge, who heads the city’s entrepreneurship and small business development program, she said […]

b.c. election 2017

April 29, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Lindsay Sutton, right, and her wife Laurie with their sons, two-year-old Gavin and five-month-old Elliot, in their apartment in Vancouver.

Lindsay Sutton, right, and her wife Laurie with their sons, two-year-old Gavin and five-month-old Elliot, in their apartment in Vancouver. Lindsay Sutton and her wife Laurie missed the boat on buying a home. Both working professionals, they are raising their two young children in a rented one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver’s West End. The cost of housing is so out of reach, they say, it’s disheartening.

“The idea that we could be forced out overnight scares the death out of me,” Lindsay says.

Income and wealth inequality is growing in British Columbia, and it is sweeping up even families like the Suttons, […]

Industrialisation is the way, says Namibian President: ‘Change mentality, work together’

April 28, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

THE Namibian President  Cde Hage Geingob (centre) admires the furniture gift they are sitting on, of a table and six chairs, he was given by  the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) company after he officially opened this year’s Trade Fair yesterday. Looking on after handing over the furniture is the Minister of Industry and Commerce Cde Mike Bimha (right) and the ZITF board Chairperson Ms Ruth Ncube. — (Picture by Dennis Mudzamiri)

THE Namibian President Cde Hage Geingob (centre) admires the furniture gift they are sitting on, of a table and six chairs, he was given by the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) company after he officially opened this year’s Trade Fair yesterday. Looking on after handing over the furniture is the Minister of Industry and Commerce Cde Mike Bimha (right) and the ZITF board Chairperson Ms Ruth Ncube. — (Picture by Dennis Mudzamiri) Prosper Ndlovu, Business Editor
VISITING Namibian President Cde Hage Geingob yesterday implored African governments and the private sector to aggressively champion industrialisation and avoid overreliance on […]

Pennsylvania’s Great Working-Class Colleges

April 28, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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As a group, the 14 schools that make up Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (hereafter theState System) are among Pennsylvania’s great working-class colleges. Forty-one percent of State Systemstudents from 1999 to 2004 (far enough back that we can analyze how these students fare economicallyas adults in their thirties) came from families with incomes (pre-tax income at the household level) inthe bottom 60% of households, those earning less than $73,500 a year (in 2015 dollars). By comparison,just 18% of the students from Pennsylvania’s 10 most elite private colleges during this period came frombottom […]

How Does Digital Inclusion Affect Economic Mobility?

April 28, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Three Charlotte experts discussed the relationship between digital inclusion and economic mobility in an online community forum March 15 at the James L. Knight School of Communication, Queens University of Charlotte.

Charlotte city councilman James Mitchell (far right); Kevin Dick, economic development director for the City of Charlotte (second from left); and Patrick Graham, president and CEO of Charlotte Works (far left), examined the role of digital skills in Charlotte workforce development. Bruce Clark, project manager for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg digital inclusion steering team (second from right), moderated the panel. Digital inclusion is important to the workforce system because it […]

Help wanted_ jacksonville’s economic mobility challenge and efforts to address it _ jacksonville news, sports and entertainment _ jacksonville. com

April 28, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

A presentation by the research and advocacy group MDC highlights stark socioeconomic disparities. What is my education level A child born into the bottom one-fifth of family incomes has a 4.9 percent chance of ever getting to the top one-fifth. What is the average education level in the united states However, there’s a 35 percent chance they’ll stay in the bottom group.

Forbes ranked Jacksonville 52nd in the 100 largest metro areas for best business climate in 2014, while the city’s rank for economic mobility was among the worst at 90th. What is secondary level education in us The city […]

UCR Hosts Immigration, Poverty Conference May 5

April 28, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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School of Public Policy events in May also will address educational challenges in Riverside County and reconsidering investments in medical care and biomedical research

Share this article: The relationship between immigration and poverty will be examined in a one-day conference at the School of Public Policy on May 5. RIVERSIDE, California – Some poor immigrants improve their economic circumstances during their lifetime, but many more remain stuck in poverty. The relationship between immigration and poverty is understudied and not well-understood, and will be examined in a one-day conference at the UC Riverside School of Public Policy on Friday, May 5.

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