Right now, 20 million people live in areas where the annual average temperature is 84 degrees or hotter. In half a century that will likely be way past 1 billion people, and in an unlikely but worst-case scenario 3.5 billion…
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Low-income Americans are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Detroit, a city already facing steep economic and racial inequalities, has emerged as a virus hot spot. John Yang reports and talks to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan's Darienne Hudson about…
A state commission found a common problem: Maryland invests more in schools serving affluent communities than it does on schools in areas with high poverty.
By Brian Witte, Associated Press
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By Vincent Quan, Econofact
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer's experimental-based approach is being used to tackle poverty and other social issues in the U.S.
More than 700 million people across the globe live on extremely low wages. This year, a trio of economists won the Nobel Prize for their work on addressing global poverty, using randomized control trials to test and improve social policy.
By David Keyton, Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
The Nobel Economics Prize was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their studies on poverty. Duflo is the second woman to win the economics prize.
By Orestes 'Pat' Hastings, Daniel Schneider, The Conversation
Research shows family structure plays a role in how much parents spend on their children.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
An estimated 27.5 million people, 8.5% of the population, went without health insurance in 2018.
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