Wealth & Poverty at a glance

Imagining affordable housing in New York

Apr 23, 2015
Bill de Blasio calls for 160,000 units of market-rate housing over the next decade.
Posted In: New York City, affordable housing, Bill de Blasio

Rents are rising, and fast

Apr 23, 2015
Rents have increased by almost 4 percent and are likely to keep going.
Posted In: rent prices, rental housing, housing crisis

What pushes people up the economic ladder

Apr 17, 2015
Researchers have discovered factors that may help economic mobility.
Posted In: Dayton, economic mobility, poverty

What makes a land of opportunity

Apr 16, 2015
Dayton, Ohio can teach us a lot about mobility and the American Dream.
Posted In: Ohio, economic mobility, American dream, Education, Segregation

Recycled bikes provide affordable transportation

Apr 16, 2015
Groups around the country are refurbishing used bikes to help low-income people.
Posted In: Transportation, bicycling, low-income, recycling

Wage based on public assistance

Apr 13, 2015
A report shows employers may be building their pay around taxpayer support
Posted In: wage, low wages, safety net

Public-private partnerships seeing funds cut back

Apr 7, 2015
The partnerships have an increased share of responsibility with decreased funding.
Posted In: affordable housing, public-private partnership, department of housing and urban development

How many billionaires are there in the world?

Apr 6, 2015
It might be fewer than you think.
Posted In: billionaires, Thomas Piketty, quiz
Some tax preparers have been using predatory business practices against low-income customers.

Predatory tax preparers target low-income households

Apr 3, 2015
Some tax preparers charge high fees and make dubious loans to vulnerable clients.
Posted In: tax refunds, tax preparation, low-income, predatory lending

Left behind in Silicon Valley

Mar 31, 2015
Traditional middle class jobs—and families—are feeling the tech pinch.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, income inequality, social mobility
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