The release today of the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income and poverty underscores why better official measures of economic inequality are sorely needed. Official measures released by the […]
Austin Clemens is the Data and Visualizations Manager at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Austin was an Assistant Research Scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University where he researched criminal justice policy. Austin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. In Political Science from the University of Georgia. His work has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Smithsonian magazine, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Business and Politics.
The U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report, “Income and Poverty in the United States,” on Tuesday this week. The report summarizes results from the March edition of the […]
The bipartisan, congressionally mandated Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking released its final report today, advocating for a number of sound changes to the way the federal government collects, manages, and makes […]
No one measure of inequality tells the whole story–income, wealth, and consumption should be considered together
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, releases the results of its annual Consumer Expenditure Survey, or CEX, today. This survey asks people to report their spending in dozens of […]
The federal statistical agencies that collect important data are being threatened by insufficient funding proposals.
A slew of research into economic inequality replete with serious looking graphs may give the impression that measuring inequality in the United States is a solved problem. This is misleading. […]
Between the sleepless nights, routine doctors visits, endless baby supplies, and childcare arrangements, having a child, to put it mildly, is a mammoth investment. Parents put a significant amount of […]
Hourly wages among U.S. workers vary enormously by gender, race, and education level. This simple interactive tool provides a way to see just how much wages vary within and across […]
Against a rising chorus of concern about increasing income inequality, some economists are pushing back, suggesting that it is not income inequality we should be concerned with but rather income […]
Last week we published an interactive graph showing trends in U.S. labor force participation since 1975, using data from the Current Population Survey. While that graph lets you select which […]