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A Few Questions About Income Inequality

he widening income gap is a serious problem in the United States ? or is it?
Econ Focus , Issue 1Q , Pages 17-19

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The Persistence of Financial Distress

Household financial distress is pervasive. Is this pattern driven by a small share of individuals experiencing persistent distress, by the majority facing more occasional distress, or something in between? Recent research indicates that over a lifetime, financial distress is unlikely for most but very persistent for some. Models that account for the uncertain evolution of consumers' earnings over time and the availability of formal consumer bankruptcy cannot explain ? by themselves ? this pattern, but a model that also allows for informal default and variation in consumers' willingness to ...
Richmond Fed Economic Brief , Issue March

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Drawing the line: New measures of poverty illustrate just how hard it is to define who is poor

Related Link: https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/econ_focus/2013/q1/cover_weblinks.cfm
Econ Focus , Volume 17 , Issue 1Q , Pages 12-16

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Book review : Calling the shots

Book reviewed: Stumbling on wins: two economists expose the pitfalls on the road to victory in professional sports. Upper Saddle River, NJ : FT Press, 2010, 256 pages. Authors: David J. Berri and Martin B. Schmidt
Econ Focus , Volume 14 , Issue 4Q , Pages 31, 34

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Upfront: Regional news at a glance

Econ Focus , Volume 15 , Issue 1Q , Pages 2-5

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The Mortality Gap

Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past century. But some people might be falling behind.
Econ Focus , Issue 3Q/4Q , Pages 18-21

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Transitioning from High School to College: Differences across Virginia

In Virginia, there are substantial differences across school districts in college enrollment and, conditional on college enrollment, attendance at high-resource colleges and universities. School districts in low-income and relatively rural areas tend to demonstrate the weakest outcomes, but income and geography do not fully account for the observed differences. Whether limited enrollment at a broad range of colleges arises from gaps in academic preparation, difficulty in navigating the application process, or individual preference matters greatly for public policy.
Richmond Fed Economic Brief , Issue December

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Maryland's Full House

More than 1,200 slot machines welcome guests at the Hollywood Casino Perryville in Perryville, Md.
Econ Focus , Issue 2Q , Pages 19-21

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Paying for Success

State and local governments are trying a new financing model for social programs
Econ Focus , Issue 1Q , Pages 14-16

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Scrambling for Economists: The Ph.D. Job Search

Econ Focus , Issue 4Q , Pages 29-29

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