Knowing the right people certainly has benefits, but how long do they last?
The Nobel-winning economist discusses the Fed, the election, and the role of economists in fixing inequality.
Nearly 60 years after the integration of Central High, the city’s schools are still divided by race.
Economic disparity is a problem that has grown along with the nation.
In the United States of America even though all groups can suffer from financial insecurity, blacks and Hispanics have it much worse.
Staying poor isn’t just a matter of having too little money—it’s about a series of unstable circumstances that build upon each other.
A new report finds that some Americans are giving away nearly 25 percent of their refund for services they could get for free.
When the government pays for people to work, they get out of poverty, a new study finds.
PayPal, Deutsche Bank, and B-Lab all took strong stances against the state’s so-called “bathroom bill.” Now the question is whether they will be placated by the governor’s recent response.
This matters. And yet, it’s kind of frustrating that this is such a common argument for why women should earn more.
Are faith-based programs for the poor a problem when there's no secular alternative?
One sociologist says that there’s too much of a focus on giving out more college degrees, getting more people married, and making elite workplaces more diverse.
Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t.
America’s once-robust safety net is no more.
The city carefully planned its economic revitalization. Why, then, is it so painful for some of the people who have lived here the longest?
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A new study finds that students who attended more racially integrated high schools are more likely to wind up working with people from different backgrounds.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is urging communities to think more carefully about where they build roads.
Physically expanding roads doesn't cure congestion. So why are places like Arkansas spending millions to do just that?
“The welfare system no longer held people back, it helped them to move ahead.”