Economic inequality reflects factors as diverse as education, IQ, lack of opportunity and discrimination. But government policies also make a difference. Today the top 1 percent of Americans own 38 percent of the nation’s wealth, while the bottom 40 percent possesses less than 1 percent of U.S. wealth. Globally, economic disparities pose even greater challenges as they can contribute to cycles of poverty, disease, social unrest and political turmoil.
REUTERS/Joshua Lott - Lizette (L-R), Ricardo, Alicia, and Maria who immigrated from Mexico sit on their sofa at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012.
How upwardly mobile are Hispanic children? Depends how you look at it.
November 10, 2015, Nathan Joo and Richard V. Reeves
Richard Reeves and Nathan Joo examine how children of Hispanic immigrants fare in the United States in terms of earnings and education compared to their parents and to other immigrant groups.
Opportunity and Well-being
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November 4, 2015, Jared Knowles
October 30, 2015, Melinda Lewis and William Elliott III
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October 27, 2015, Ron Haskins
October 27, 2015, Henry J. Aaron
October 23, 2015, Michael DeArmond, Robin Lake and Ashley Jochim
October 21, 2015, Brad Hershbein
October 20, 2015, Isabel V. Sawhill
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