Fact Tank Mar. 21, 2014

Chart of the Week: Do firefighters or musicians have richer parents?

How people’s incomes and jobs as adults compare with the households they grew up in.

Fact Tank Feb. 18, 2014

Minimum wage hasn’t been enough to lift most out of poverty for decades

The current federal minimum wage falls below the poverty threshold for most households. A new CBO report says raising the minimum will increase income for millions of low-wage workers but cost thousands their jobs.

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Global Feb. 13, 2014

Interactive: Technology Use and National Income

Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.

Feb. 11, 2014

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

College-educated Millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on many economic measures. And the gap between the two groups is wider today compared with previous generations.

Jan. 29, 2014

New academic study links rising income inequality to ‘assortative mating’

The income gap between couples with relatively high and those with relatively low levels of education had widened substantially since 1960, according to a new study.

Jan. 27, 2014

Despite recovery, fewer Americans identify as middle class

Today about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%).

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Dec. 11, 2013

10 Findings about Women in the Workplace

Ten key findings from a new Pew Research Center survey and analysis of Census data that explores the views, values and economic realities of women and men in the workplace.

Dec. 11, 2013

On Pay Gap, Millennial Women Near Parity – For Now

Millennial women are starting their work lives at near wage parity with young men – earning 93 cents per hour for every dollar a Millennial man makes, giving them the narrowest gender wage gap on record. But when they look ahead they see roadblocks to their success.

Sep. 24, 2013

The growing economic clout of the college educated

For the first time on record, nearly one out of every two dollars in aggregate U.S. household income went to the college educated.

Sep. 18, 2013

Four takeaways from Tuesday’s Census income and poverty release

On Tuesday the Census Bureau released its annual trove of data on income, poverty and health insurance in 2012. Here were some of the key findings on household income: New data show that median household income has stagnated for the longest period since the government began collecting such data in 1967. In 2012 the median […]