Looking at data crossing five decades, the authors of a new paper find income inequality increases as financial markets develop.
Carbon taxes and cap-and-trade are the strategies for tackling climate change that have won the hearts of many economists. But the details of how the price of carbon is set are hardly settled.
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.
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.
Child and adolescent deaths have decreased 51.7% worldwide from 1990 to 2017. But the gap between poor and rich countries has grown.
New research quantifies how global warming has hampered — and benefited — wealthier and poorer economies.
Earnings inequality is rising at the biggest firms in the U.S., but average employee earnings across firms — not within them — accounts for most of the recent rise in earnings inequality.
Employees who work in hot conditions are not as productive and can suffer from kidney injury, dehydration and other health problems, according to a new review.