Updated April 2013: A review of relevant studies and papers on U.S. income inequality, as presented through the Storify publishing platform.
2013 report for National Center for Education Statistics examines the median federal student debt burden accrued by students who did not complete a postsecondary credential within six years.
2013 paper for the NBER on the relationship between household income, consumption, house wealth and the stock market.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University on the demographics, motivations and outcomes of double majoring in college.
2012 report from Harvard University on impact of the 2008 housing crash on low-income and minority individuals.
2013 literature review of academic studies that look at the minimum wage, its effects and policy implications.
2012 roundup of recent research on issues related to the major commuting modes in the United States, including cars, public transit, bicycles, and walking.
2012 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family describes the differences between couples choosing to formalize their marriage and couples that cohabit but remain unmarried.
2012 study in Health Research Services showing that 1.2 million young adults gained health insurance in the first year after passage of the new legislation.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Ohio State University, Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the U.S. Treasury on the shortcomings of the 2009 program to prevent foreclosures.
2012 report from the Pew Research Center on survey data relating to middle-class Americans, with economic context from government data.
2011 study in the Journal of Marketing Research on how credit card debt affects the spending habits of consumers with higher self-control.
2011 study by the Harvard Business School and Duke University on U.S. residents’ perceptions of wealth inequality in the United States.
2012 study from Duke and Vanderbilt on approaches to improving municipal recycling rates.
2012 survey and report from the Kaiser Family Foundation on deep worries about health care coverage and costs.
2012 paper from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the appeal of fair-trade goods.
2011 study in the Journal of Public Economics on student debt and early career choices.
2012 report from the University of Michigan on how U.S. homeowners have been faring over time.
2011 Princeton University working paper on the estimated monetary returns and highly selective college attendance in the United States.