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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Boosting Economic Mobility in Asia: SMEs as Drivers of Inclusive Growth

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

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Over the last four decades, Asia has experienced unprecedented economic growth that has shifted the global economic center of gravity to the region. Asia enters 2015 as the world’s fastest-growing region, with the International Monetary Fund predicting that GDP will increase by 5.5 percent this year. But although Asia has become wealthier faster than any other region of the world, striking disparities in growth between and within countries are creating new social tensions and economic vulnerabilities. Indeed, Asia embodies a number of very twenty-first-century paradoxes with extremes of poverty and prosperity mixing strikingly. Among the […]

The impact of caste on economic mobility in India

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

Caste networks play an unusually important role in shaping economic mobility in the Indian economy. Photo: Bloomberg

Caste networks play an unusually important role in shaping economic mobility in the Indian economy. Photo: Bloomberg 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 over 2,000 years. Spatial segregation […]

‘The help never lasts’: why has Mexico’s education revolution failed?

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


It’s almost four in the afternoon, and a quarter of the fifth-grade pupils at Ángel Albino Corzo primary school in Buena Vista haven’t eaten all day. The children are fidgety and distracted as their teacher explains decimals on the white board.

They are counting down the minutes until break time, when they will be given a small portion of beans with tortillas – for some, the only meal they will eat today (Mexico’s schooling is split into two distinct shifts; these children study from 1.30-6pm).

“How can they learn if they’ve not eaten and we haven’t got the right tools?” their […]