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Government Seeks To Modernize Vital Program

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part o...

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Great News For Mom And Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.08.2012 | Money

Good news, mom and dad. Your 20-something kid might finally be ready to move out. Household formation is growing at the fastest rate in more than ...

The Troublesome Trend Among Boomers Today

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 01.02.2013 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

The Baby Boom generation has had a large effect on demographic trends over the past 50 years. Now that this generation is mostly over 50 years of age, it is interesting to look at what has been happening with regards to their divorce rate in middle age.

The Youth Vote: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Samuel Best | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Samuel Best

These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?

America's Richest Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess, Sam Weigley | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released by the U.S. Census ...

The U.S. City With The Largest Surge In Downtown Residents Is...

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Chicago

As more and more people head downtown in U.S. cities across the country, Chicago takes the top rank, boasting the largest numeric gain in downtown res...

America's Poorest States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Brian Zajac and Alexander E. M. Hess | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released from the U.S. Census...

Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ryanomics is not only poor arithmetic, it is also poor morality and gross injustice which turns upside down the requirements of all great faiths to protect the poor and vulnerable.

'Back-To-School' By The Numbers: Americans Spent $7.7 Billion Last August

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

The return to school means, among other things, the return to math class and all the calculations, facts and figures that go with it. Perhaps in antic...

Census Bureau Proposes Changes To How It Measures Race

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 08.10.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat "Hispa...

The Best Educated States

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2012 | College

According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of 25-to 34-year-olds who have college degrees around the nation has gradually increased from 200...

With Nothing to Lose, Declining Net Worth Means Little to Asset-poor Families

Andrea Levere | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Andrea Levere

New data on household wealth paints a disturbing portrait of the decline in net worth for American families. But those numbers only tell part of the story -- the story of households with actual assets to lose.

Number Of U.S. Businesses Fell In 2010: Census Bureau

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - The number of U.S. businesses with paid employees fell for a third straight year in 2010, but the rate of decrease slowed, the Census Bure...

The Poor

Richard Abrons | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Abrons

We hear constantly... Oh, it is dinned into our ears... what our two major political parties are going to do for the middle class. The middle class, t...

Will The Changing Face Of The Nation Spur Hate Group Participation?

Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices

While the U.S. Census Bureau’s longtime prediction that the size of the country’s racial and ethnic groups will together surpass that of the non-H...

Driving Blind: The Dangers of Defunding the Census

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Vargas

It's Public Policy 101: before you step, you should look. Before charting a course and spending money, lawmakers should get the information they need to make the best decision.

1 In 10 American Marriages Are Interracial

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Lai | Posted 04.27.2012 | Weddings

One in 10 American marriages are between partners of a different race or ethnicity, according to data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau....

Surprising Group More Likely To Live With Parents

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

Apparently having a warm little nest makes it tough to leave home. Young adults from affluent families are more likely to live at home than their ...

The 10 States Taxing The Poor Most

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: In an effort to help families work their way out of poverty, most of the United States do not tax the incomes of working-poor families....

America's Ten Disappearing Industries: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

In the recession's aftermath some of the nation's most prominent industries are going to be left behind. The automotive, restaurant and newspaper ...

What The One Percent Majored In

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

College graduates earn almost one million and a half dollars over the course of a 40 year career on average, compared to about half that for those wit...

New York Not The Most Unequal County In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

In the United States, even even the inequality is unequal. Yes, the level of income inequality among American households rose 18 percent between 1...

Cities That Pay Women The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. First observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909, t...

What America's Manufacturing Sector and Labor Policies Can Learn From Germany

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The German manufacturing strategy is based on making existing products better again and again, or as a Mercedes ad put it: "We are inventing the car. Since 1886."