What explains the changes in top-earning occupations over the past four decades? Perhaps the most intriguing argument about the current state of income inequality in the English speaking economies that […]
Category: Research & Analysis
University of Queensland economics professor John Quiggin of Crooked Timber recently published an excellent blog post questioning the usefulness and empirical success of the dominant macroeconomic model of the labor […]
French economist Thomas Piketty’s treatment of housing as capital in his blockbuster “Capital in the 21st Century” is not an excuse to ignore his predictions about rising economic inequality. “Capital […]
This report examines what is known about the importance of early childhood for the development of human capital, then turns to what we know about the effects of family income, employment patterns, and job quality...
Trying to get more enrolled college students to undertake the cost of finishing their degrees might lead to yet further tuition hikes, especially if that route receives government subsidies, without significantly improving their outcomes in...
In this report, we first present terms related to economic mobility, before looking at how economic mobility varies across communities in the United States.
It is great that Heritage Foundation pundit Stephen Moore and The University of Ohio economic historian Richard Vedder are talking about economic inequality in the opinion pages of The Wall […]
We at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and much of the economics blogosphere have given substantial attention to the recent work on mobility in the United States by Harvard […]
Family-Friendly Policies Can Be Linked to Greater Economic Mobility Among Single Mothers