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.
Interactive: Technology Use and National Income
Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.
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.
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.
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%).
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Mothers are now the sole or primary provider in 40% of households with children, up from just 11% in 1960. The public is conflicted about the gains women have made in the workplace, applauding the economic benefits, but also voicing concerns about the impact on children and marriage.