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Downward Mobility

Midday Diversity News And Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 03.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

A few deeply interesting stats brought to us by the Pew Research Center

  • The nation's birth rate dropped 8 percent in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. That decrease is due largely to immigrant women opting to have fewer children.
  • That same year, the share of new marriages between couples with different racial or ethnicity climbed to 15.1 percent
  • Half of parents with teens who access the Internet say they have used some sort of monitoring or site-blocking software in an effort to try to stay on top of their kid's virtual lives.
  • Nearly one third -- 32 percent -- of ALL Americans have benefited from two or more entitlement programs in their lifetime.

Five Facts About Social Mobility

Delia Lloyd | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Delia Lloyd

What a bummer to discover that this great national mythology that's sustained us for so many generations may no longer be true. A spate of recent studies suggests that Americans are no longer upwardly mobile.

The Downward Mobility of the American Middle Class, and Why Mitt Romney Doesn't Know

Robert Reich | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Mitt Romney says he's not concerned about the very poor because they have safety nets to protect them. He says he's concerned about the middle class. Romney doesn't seem to realize how much of the middle class is becoming poor.

Where Young Adults Are Most Often Finding Jobs In The Down Economy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Looking for young adults in the workplace? Look no further than hotels, bars, restaurants and their own startups. Of all sectors, the travel and h...

Christmas Consumerism vs. Downward Mobility: A Lifestyle Of Enough

Eugene Cho | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Eugene Cho

This is a lesson and a story we have to all get behind. This is the Jesus we have to get behind. It's not to suggest that we have to adopt a lifestyle of poverty but a lifestyle of enough.

Six Reasons Americans Fall Out Of The Middle Class

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Seems as though the American Dream is just that — a dream. If you were born into a middle class family, there is a high chance t...

Many Americans Born Into Middle Class End Up Falling Out Of It

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

The promise of the American dream has given many hope that they themselves could one day rise up the economic ladder. But according to a study release...

Field of Dreams: Explaining Economic Mobility Through Baseball

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

America is galloping backward to a degree of class immobility unseen since pre-World War I Europe. Almost everyone can expect to die now in the same class they were born in.

How Divorce Burns the Soup

Candace Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Candace Walsh

During divorce, home-life rituals are disrupted. Cooking and regular sit-down dinners are often the first things to go. It's harder to meal-plan, shop...

Lost Decade For American Income

Wall Street Journal | By CONOR DOUGHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The downturn that some have dubbed the "Great Recession" has trimmed the typical household's income significantly, new Census data show, following yea...