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.
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.
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.
New research in JAMA Pediatrics finds an association between spending early childhood in a country with wide income inequality and being bullied during early adolescence.
In neighborhoods that shifted from white to black in the prewar era, housing rental prices soared while home values plunged, according to a new NBER working paper.
Rising Federal Reserve interest rates in the lead-up to the Great Recession may have steered investors toward riskier housing investments, according to new research.