Americans have dim view of trade’s impact on jobs and wages
While 68% of Americans say trade is good for the country, they hold starkly different views than people in other countries around the world when it comes to the supposed benefits of international commerce: job creation and higher wages.
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.
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.