A Few Questions About Income Inequality
he widening income gap is a serious problem in the United States ? or is it?
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 ...
Drawing the line: New measures of poverty illustrate just how hard it is to define who is poor
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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
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The Mortality Gap
Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past century. But some people might be falling behind.
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.
Maryland's Full House
More than 1,200 slot machines welcome guests at the Hollywood Casino Perryville in Perryville, Md.
Paying for Success
State and local governments are trying a new financing model for social programs
Scrambling for Economists: The Ph.D. Job Search