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Category: Economic Growth and Productivity

Oct
29
Is marriage a solution to income inequality?

A new report sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies provides evidence that marriage may be a solution to income inequality. As the figure below (taken from the report) shows, married and unmarried households have had growing inequality in incomes. Median family income grew substantially between 1979 and 2012 for […]

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Oct
29
Hurricane Sandy: What we still haven’t learned

Oct
22
If voters approve hikes in November, 29 states will have minimum wages above the federal rate

Oct
8
Food and medical benefits don’t reach many eligible families in need

Oct
3
A promising solution for the prolonged youth employment crisis

Sep
30
Want the best return on your tax dollar investment? Invest in children

Sep
29
The $300 billion question: How should we budget for federal lending?

Sep
29
“Elevate the debate”: Marking the next step in Urban’s evolution

Sep
23
What happens when families lose housing assistance? We don’t know

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