The wealth gap between the wealthiest and the poorest makes the American Dream just a dream for many. But perception can affect policy, and research shows many Americans still want to believe in economic mobility.
Two experts — a university researcher and a former Census Bureau director — point out weaknesses in news coverage of the U.S. census and how journalists can do a better job covering the once-every-10-years population count.
As the U.S. prepares for its 2020 census, we summarize research that looks at who’s most likely to be missed by the decennial population count and how an incorrect tally can hurt communities.
Recent research provides insight on whether G20 nations are addressing climate change and economic inequality. Plus, how international institutions are surviving the Trump presidency.
When it comes to where America’s legislators invest their personal money, turns out they stick pretty firmly to their ideological ground.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a jobs report every month. Here are key facts journalists should know before reporting on it.
Two studies demonstrate a link between Medicaid expansion and positive health outcomes, adding evidence to inform an ongoing policy debate.
Money and illegal drugs are inextricable. This roundup brings together recent research exploring the wide-ranging relationship between economics and drugs.
New research finds that legalized abortion following Roe v. Wade accounts for 45% of the decline in U.S. crime rates over the past three decades. Some other economists are not convinced.
Paying for medical, housing or food bills is a challenge for 40% of rural American adults, according to the results of a new nationally representative survey.