Sep 12, 2012 The well-known author, philosopher and Princeton professor is embarking today on a four-state tour aimed at bringing awareness to poverty issues in the United States.
Sep 7, 2012 Both President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke about the middle class in their nomination speeches. But are they speaking about the same middle class?
Aug 31, 2012 A new study says that the most important ticket to the middle class is a secure job.
Aug 24, 2012 A married man in his forties reflects on his choice to not have children.
Aug 23, 2012 New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
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Aug 22, 2012 Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Aug 17, 2012 Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Aug 9, 2012 More upper-middle-class families are borrowing for college so their children can attend high-tuition prestige schools.
Aug 7, 2012 A new review from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the number of children living in homes where neither parent has full-time year-round work has jumped sharply after the recession.