If a segment of the population stops buying things, it could lead to a much larger economic crisis, Duflo warned.
Unemployment is at historic lows but some workers still face hurdles to work.
The USDA's report on "Household Food Security in the U.S." uses a variety of measures to gauge whether households are food insecure, such as whether people have had to skip a meal or reduce the size of a meal for…
In 2017, the child poverty rate was 18%. Go back nearly three decades to 1990: also 18%.
How did 30% of income become the accepted benchmark?
After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.
“It is, in a way, a map of poverty in this country,” ProPublica reporter Paul Kiel says.
North Carolina is trying to lower health care costs for state workers by limiting how much the state pays some health providers
North Carolina is taking a step toward lowering costs for state workers.
A new analysis by the Urban Institute finds that a quarter of Americans living in poverty don’t receive public assistance such as food stamps, subsidized housing, child care or cash benefits.