African American employees tend to receive more scrutiny from their bosses than their white colleagues, which over time leads to worse performance reviews and lower wages.
Why does a strong real-estate market push people to forgo getting an education?
A combination of social networks, skills, and circumstance can lead to ethnic groups clustering around a single industry.
A new study finds more cash can significantly improve long-term outcomes for poor children. Especially those with emotional or behavioral problems.
At Randolph Technical High School in Philadelphia, students are learning about carpentry, culinary arts, and auto repair. Has the system given up on them, or has it saved them?
“The story of American public housing is one of quiet successes drowned out by loud failures,” writes the historian Ed Goetz.
America’s housing crisis will likely worsen during the next decade, with millions more struggling to make monthly payments.
As inequality spreads, support for sharing economic gains should increase. So why is it fading?
A new study shows that the wealthy are less benevolent when they know just how poor their neighbors are.
Private automobiles are prohibitively expensive in Bethel, Alaska, and so is gas. Public transit is nonexistent.
Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part.
Section 8 is supposed to help people move to areas with less poverty, but it’s worked better in some places than others.
Efforts to dismantle segregation may take resources away from some of the poorest communities, where investment is most needed.
The national unemployment rate continues to improve, but progress has been much slower for blacks and Hispanics.
The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.
Today's cities may be more diverse overall, but people of different races still don’t live near each other.
In Flint, Michigan, lead, copper, and bacteria are contaminating the drinking supply and making residents ill. If other cities fail to fix their old pipes, the problem could soon become a lot more common.
Cities with “cheap” housing aren’t cheap if wages are relatively low.
The city, long divided into black and white neighborhoods, is asking affluent counties to pitch in.