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 Paul Solman
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.
For some families, ensuring economic stability requires a wrenching choice: to leave children behind and find work abroad. Author Jason DeParle has written a book, “A Good Provider is One Who Leaves,” that traces three generations of a single Filipino…
By Laura Santhanam
The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that could eliminate food stamp benefits for 3.1 million Americans if the change goes into effect.
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
After nearly 20 years on Wall Street, Chris Arnade left his high-paying career to document Americans living on the margins. Traveling all over the country, he took photographs and wrote about the America that is overlooked. Christopher Booker recently spoke…
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