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It really is who you know: Social mobility and schools

Aug 8, 2022
New research finds that low-income children who grow up in communities with lots of cross-class relationships are more likely to rise out of poverty.
A new study found that children who made cross-class connections and friendships had a much higher chance of rising out of poverty.
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How economic inequality affects the American diet

Nov 17, 2021
In this book excerpt, Priya Fielding-Singh discusses how inequality manifests in how Americans eat.
In her new book, "How the Other Half Eats," Priya Fielding-Singh explores the factors contributing to nutritional inequality in America. Above, people shop for fresh produce at a farmers market in New York City.
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Research suggests we're misperceiving the inequality around us

Mar 25, 2021
How the perception of one’s income ranking affects views of fairness and much more.
Recent research suggests people's perceptions of their own economic status, as well as the status of people in their social or work circles, aren't as accurate as they might think.
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What really led to Trump's victory?

Apr 27, 2018
One political science professor says that the "left behind" argument isn't what really drove the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on Nov. 9, 2016.
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In theaters and with 'The Great Gatsby,' it's high class or class war

May 9, 2013
The opening of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" will offer moviegoers a look at over-the-top Jazz Age luxury. But for all of Gatsby's glamour, many of the plots of this year's most highly anticipated films hinge on class conflict.
Scene from the film "The Great Gatsby."
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Who gets to have fun...at work?

Aug 9, 2012
If fun means fulfilling, education definitely helps.

Happily ever after in a cross-class marriage

Jun 22, 2012
Fewer people are marrying across class lines. But those who are making the leap are finding that how they grew up influences how they grow together as a couple.

Walter Mosley touches on economic injustice, race in 'Shoot My Man'

Feb 9, 2012
Walter Mosley's new book, "All I Did Was Shoot My Man," is more than a mystery novel. Both Mosley and his recurring protagonist, Leonid McGill, take on issues of economic injustice, inequality and the inevitable world of capitalism we live in.