Here’s a number – 2,000. That’s how many donors we need this fall to stay on track. Can we count on you?
Income inequality is affecting life expectancy
That’s the price jump in one local seafood restaurant in Seattle. This iconic eatery plans to raise base wages for the whole staff. In addition, the management team aims to get rid tipping, an effort to prevent servers from taking a hit when tips went away. The move comes right after Seattle put into effect a higher minimum hourly wage at 11 dollars today.
That’s the current population of Dayton, Ohio. The former industrial city has experienced decades of brain drain, causing its population to shrink by more than 100,000 people in the last half century. Recently, the city has actually witnessed a small growth spurt, thanks to low housing prices and high rates of entrepreneurship.
Despite paying for $300 a month for health insurance, a lawyer from Indiana who has suffered from depression for 20 years still pays out of pocket for her weekly psychotherapy treatments. One study shows today that health insurance industry discriminate against the mentally ill, even though the federal law and the affordable healthcare act both require insurer to provide patients suffering mental illnesses with the same level of coverage.
That’s the drop in average life expectancy for every 1 percent rise in income inequality, according to a University of Wisconsin analysis reported by New York Times’ the Upshot. It’s a similar impact to what you might expect with a 3 percent rise in obesity, or a 4 percent increase in smoking. The method researchers used is complex, but fascinating, and points an a persistent correlation between inequality and poorer health.
The portion of pregnant women in the late 2000s that continued to work within a month of having their first child, according to Pew Research. The opposite was true 50 years ago, when only 44 percent of women remained in the workforce during their pregnancy at all.
The portion of people who successfully switch jobs without actively searching or applying, according to a new paper from the San Francisco Fed. Quartz crunches the numbers on why the workforce can be unfriendly to those without connections or existing experience.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.