Latest Economic inequality Stories
New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot solely be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.
Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency.
New research from North Carolina State University shows that informal social networks play an important role when it comes to finding jobs in both the United States and Germany, but those networks are significantly more important for high-paying jobs in the United States – which may contribute to economic inequality.
Researchers have discovered that, even though the U.S. has progressed in the number of people who live with a longer lifespan, it still doesn’t match other countries in terms of life expectancies.
The age-old struggle between classes may be even older than we thought, according to a new study carried out by archaeologists.
"Money, it's a gas," says the sixties rock group Pink Floyd in their song "Money."
The study –conducted at the University of Granada– has also demonstrated that having a high level of education and a job are also protective against diseases.
The part of the brain we use when engaging in egalitarian behavior may also be linked to a larger sense of morality, researchers have found.
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