A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.
Two Princeton economists elaborate on their work exploring rising mortality rates among certain demographics.
Many experts have blamed a poor job market, but new research indicates that an overlooked cause may be poor health.
Programs that help low-income Americans are not among the administration’s priorities in its just-released budget.
David Weil, an Obama appointee who headed up DOL's wage-and-hour division, reflects on the previous administration and assesses the early days of the current one.
Declines in manufacturing employment are shaping the structure of the American family.
Company mergers led to plant closures in this small town, illustrating how what’s good for consumers can often be bad for communities.
Maybe it’s a good thing the trucking industry is ripe for automation.
Even when a relatively small number of people participate
During the late 19th century, blacks and whites in the South lived closer together than they do today.
The fast-food mogul faced opposition from both liberal and conservative groups, though for different reasons.
(Editor’s note: Alana Semuels joined the TAD discussion group of Atlantic readers for an “Ask Me Anything,” and a…
Fields with more foreign-born inventors see a bump in patents, which leads to economic growth.
Companies have announced a spate of new domestic investments and jobs in recent weeks. And the new president has taken credit.
Republicans love to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for some of the country’s economic woes. Is that a fair assertion?
In his confirmation hearing, he simultaneously pledged to maintain and eliminate programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
According to a recent study, the former are much less comfortable with the idea of luck determining well-being.
Manufacturing is dead. Long live manufacturing.
U.S. companies are hyper-focused on quarterly earnings. What can be done to push them to invest more in the years and decades ahead?
Sales of mobile homes are a good data point for inferring the mood of consumers.
What happens to employees under female leadership?