May 10, 2018

05/10/2018: Who in the world is doing better than their parents?

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(Markets Edition) A new report from the World Bank finds that not many people are in much of the developing world, where upward mobility has stalled for the past 30 years. The U.S. isn't doing all that well either -- they…

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World Bank report finds that poverty, lack of education follows generations

May 10, 2018
It’s the dream of many parents that their children will grow up to have more prosperous lives than they did. A new report from the World Bank finds that’s not happening in much of the developing world, where upward mobility…

Military family advocates hope to make it easier for active duty military to get some food aid

May 10, 2018
Nearly a quarter of children in schools on military bases are eligible for free meals, according to 2015 data from the Department of Defense, the latest available. That’s just one indication that many active duty members of the U.S. military…

(Markets Edition) A new report from the World Bank finds that not many people are in much of the developing world, where upward mobility has stalled for the past 30 years. The U.S. isn’t doing all that well either — they fall smack in the middle of a list of 140 countries when it comes to the possibility of climbing the socioeconomic ladder. In slightly more positive economic news, low unemployment has us in a tight labor market. But it may also be some of the job searching technology that is prolonging the time it makes companies to make hires. Plus, we go to Leavenworth, Kansas, where we explore why many active duty members of the U.S. military don’t have enough food to feed their families.

 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC