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2011-09-20 12:34:15

Early on, Sweden was a country where poor children had a good chance of ending up financially stronger than their parents. This is one conclusion reached in a doctoral thesis in Economic History from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Researcher Birgitta Jansson shows that the relative poverty in Sweden decreased from 1925 to 1983, with 1983 being the year with the lowest level of income inequality. However, then the pendulum started to swing back...

2009-07-27 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The neighborhood poverty experienced by middle-income black children contributes greatly to their increased risk of downward mobility, according to a new report released today by Pew's Economic Mobility Project. Neighborhoods and the Black-White Mobility Gap, authored by New York University sociologist Patrick Sharkey, points to a great disparity between the neighborhood poverty rates experienced by middle-income black children and white...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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