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.
The president has touted the rally as evidence of success. What does this drop mean?
It’s harder for African Americans to climb the economic ladder, and to sustain their progress.
Programs that help low-income Americans are not among the administration’s priorities in its just-released budget.
Peter Moskowitz’s new book on gentrification outlines how local governments cede their power over residents’ lives to private interests.
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.
A new study looks at how people cope with unplanned health-care expenses.
Fields with more foreign-born inventors see a bump in patents, which leads to economic growth.
Justifying his latest executive order, he said that "so many people, friends of mine, with nice businesses” had trouble getting loans.
A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.
Companies have announced a spate of new domestic investments and jobs in recent weeks. And the new president has taken credit.
The historian Eric Foner describes how profits from the slave trade helped fund the school formerly named King’s College.
Republicans love to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for some of the country’s economic woes. Is that a fair assertion?