Racial and economic disparities intertwined, study finds

By many measures, the U.S. has made important strides when it comes to civil rights: The racial gaps in educational achievement, life expectancy, and wages, though still considerable, have all narrowed measurably in the past ...

App targets 'word gap' in Hispanic children

By age three, children from low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those from higher-income families. This "word gap" widens over time and can have serious consequences for a child's language proficiency, academic ...

Gender pay gap is hurting productivity

Narrowing the wage gap between men and women would not only deliver equal income, but boost Australia's long-term productivity, research shows.

Support for democracy linked to income inequality

Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and poor, indicates a new study by Michigan State University political ...

Life's not fair! So why do we assume it is?

Income inequality in America has been growing rapidly, and is expected to increase. While the widening wealth gap is a hot topic in the media and on the campaign trail, there's quite a disconnect between the perceptions of ...

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