While debates about financial inequality generally focus on individual earnings and wealth, a new study suggests the value of health insurance is a crucial factor affecting the distribution of income in the United States.
Millions of fathers don’t live with their children. A new study suggests those behind in child support see their kids less often, work fewer weeks a year and are more likely to have kids with multiple partners.
Offering every citizen a guaranteed monthly payment is an idea that has gained traction in some parts of the world. Would it really reduce poverty? We review the research.
A new study suggests Americans are less likely to support a tax on the wealthy after seeing a poor person in an affluent setting.
This tip sheet from the Association of Health Care Journalists offers reporters insights on the best ways to mine census data to better cover health-gap stories.
A study in the
Journal of Forensic Sciences explores the unclaimed dead, including who they are, why they aren't claimed and how coroner offices process them.
A study in
The Quarterly Journal of Economics suggests poor families in Kenya spend most of the money received from charity on such things as home improvements and livestock, not alcohol and tobacco.
Social Science Research indicates poor Mexican immigrant families are far less likely than poor U.S. native families to participate in the federal food stamp program.
2016 study published in
Criminology that looks at how perceptions of racial bias in the criminal justice system are affected by neighborhood attitudes and negative interactions with police.
2016 study in
Educational Researcher that suggests Americans are more concerned about student achievement gaps that impact the poor than gaps affecting minority children.