Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Friday, May 16, 2014
Wage theft is rampant in low wage industries. While workers in cities around the U.S. are demanding a higher minimum wage, some say we should be focusing on enforcing the minimum wage we have.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest data on median household income across the country, we've created an interactive map that allows you to zoom in on the income trends in your neighborhood, block by block.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
What do you see when you map income changes from 2007 to 2012 in New York City by neighborhood? Gentrification in Brooklyn and Harlem -- and the effect of the financial crash on the middle class. Andrew Beveridge, professor of sociology at Queens College, and the man behind Social Explorer, discusses the data and the story it tells us.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A recent study finds that location matters when it comes to income mobility. The odds of moving up to a higher income level are low in cities like Atlanta and Charlotte and much higher in New York and Boston. If you grew up poor and made it to the middle class, tell us your story. Comment here or call us at 212-433-9692.
Monday, April 29, 2013
What West, Texas Teaches Us About Chemicals | The Growing Wealth Gap | What Next for Gun Control Advocates? | That's So Miami: Finding Poetry in City Life | Searching Through the Rubble in Bangaldesh | Building a Synthetic Biological Programming Language | Temple Grandin on "The Autistic Brain"
Friday, February 10, 2012
The focus of educators in recent years has been on closing racial and ethnic gaps -- and the efforts appear to have had some success. But now comes news that the achievement gap between rich and poor is widening, The New York Times reports on Friday.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
New census data looking at median income identifies some of the richest and poorest neighborhoods in the New York City area. The numbers and location might not be all too surprising, but what might is how close some of these neighborhoods on either end of the income scale are to one another.