Today about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%).
A summary of where Americans stand on ten key issues likely to come up in President Obama's State of the Union address.
Survey Report There is broad public agreement that economic inequality has grown over the past decade. But as President Obama prepares for Tuesday’s State of the Union, where he is expected to unveil proposals for dealing with inequality and poverty, there are wide partisan differences over how much the government should – and can – […]
Higher education long has been seen as one of the best ways out of poverty, but connecting low-income students — even the high-achieving ones who presumably are best prepared for college-level work — with colleges and universities remains a challenge. On Thursday, President Obama is expected to meet with more than 100 college presidents at […]
The War on Poverty was arguably the most ambitious domestic policy initiative since the Great Depression. But the overall effectiveness of the War on Poverty remains hotly debated.
With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a "5 Facts" primer.
The U.S. has one of the most unequal income distributions among developed nations -- even after taxes and transfer payments are taken into account.
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.
A new cohort of young women—members of the so-called Millennial generation—has been entering the workforce for the past decade. At the starting line of their careers, they are better educated than their mothers and grandmothers had been—or than their young male counterparts are now. But when they look ahead, they see roadblocks to their success.
Public awareness of income inequality in the U.S. appears to be out of touch with existing income gaps in contrast to most other countries.