Social scientists have urged policy-makers and governments to rethink how income inequality is measured.
Tag: Income Inequality
Black Households Suffer the Most from Rising Inflation Rates
Black households in the U.S. faced higher and more volatile inflation compared to white households from 2004 to 2020, reveals new research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.
Rising income inequality linked to Americans’ declining health
Rising levels of income inequality in the United States may be one reason that the health of Americans has been declining in recent decades, new research suggests.
Patterns of income and urbanization impact mammal biodiversity in the concrete jungle
New research suggests that while there is an association between income and diversity of medium to large mammals, another factor is stronger: “urban intensity”, or the degree to which wild lands have been converted to densely-populated, paved-over grey cities.
How society’s inequalities showed up in COVID outcomes
During the 2020 lockdowns, residents of affluent areas in Salt Lake County, Utah were able to stay at home more than residents of the least affluent zip codes, suggesting that the “essential worker” occupations of the least-affluent areas, which are also the highest minority populations, placed them at greater risk for contracting COVID-19. Subsequently, the least-affluent zip codes experienced nearly ten times the COVID incidence rate of affluent areas.
Study Shows Education Is Not Enough to Overcome Inequality
A recent study finds that social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement – particularly for men.
What we don’t understand about poverty in America
What if the idealized image of American society — a land of opportunity that will reward hard work with economic success — is completely wrong?“Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty,” a new book from Mark Rank, a leading academic expert on poverty, explores this concept.It is the first book to systematically address and confront many of the most widespread myths pertaining to poverty.
Widening income gap means less grocery variety for all
Even before COVID-19 and resulting shutdowns created gridlock for some global supply chains, the assortment at many neighborhood supermarkets was dwindling. The cause was not a lack of supply, though, but rather a lack of demand created by a widening income gap in the U.S.
Women’s Incomes Improve When Democrats Hold Public Office, Study Finds
New research from the University of California San Diego reveals that Democratic control of state houses leads to substantial improvement in women’s incomes, wages and unemployment relative to men.