As the planet warms, record-breaking heat waves have become a public health crisis in developing countries like India, where the heat has killed thousands in recent years.
Since the end of the draft in the 1970s, the U.S. military has become a professional fighting force. But is it representative of Americans? Not really.
Robots, far more than free trade, are upending labor markets around the globe. Economists debate just how much the machines threaten our jobs.
2016 study in Educational Researcher that suggests Americans are more concerned about student achievement gaps that impact the poor than gaps affecting minority children.
2014 study in Urban Affairs Review analyzing trends in inequality in 10 cities whose economies once centered around heavy industry and that have been striving to reinvent themselves.
Updated 2014: A selection of research on massive open online courses, including their potential and effectiveness and their impact on traditional education methods.
2013 report for National Center for Education Statistics examines the median federal debt burden accrued by students who did not complete their studies.
2012 paper from the Urban Institute summarizing the latest research on programs that assist poor families and the strategies that have proved most effective.
2012 study from Vanderbilt University on the effects of a service-learning mentoring program and college students’ learning about social inequality.
2012 paper from Harvard on how restrictive zoning across the U.S. had decreased labor mobility and stalled progress toward diminishing income inequality.