Inequality

How America's Marriage Crisis Makes Income Inequality So Much Worse

The rich and educated are more likely to marry, to marry each other, and to produce rich and educated children.

A Majority of Black Americans Feel They're Treated Unfairly by Just About Every Major Civic Institution

Cops. Courts. Schools. Elections.

Why Is Inequality So Much Higher in the U.S. Than in France?

Blame Wall Street.

How Race and Inequality Influence the Size of Urban Police Forces

Findings from the police staffing levels of 64 U.S. cities.

A Child in Seattle Has a Much Better Chance of Escaping Poverty Than a Child in Atlanta

A vast new national study showing how income mobility dramatically varies by city.

As Protests Continue in Brazil, Hard Lessons for an Urbanizing World

This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.

Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

The Best Thing We Could Do About Inequality Is Universal Preschool

How we can reduce crime, increase economic mobility, boost college graduation rates, and give communities more tax revenue, all at the same time.

5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is

Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.

Cover Story Showdown: 'Time' vs. 'New York Times Magazine' on Chicago

Two national magazines take on dissecting the city in the same week. Who wrote it best?

What Military Commissaries Have in Common With Whole Foods

Niche grocery stores allow us to avoid interacting with people who are different from ourselves.

The Potential Problem With Personalized Google Maps? We May Never Know What We're Not Seeing

Google is promising a million maps for a million people with its redesign. But can it avoid confining us to customized urban bubbles?

The Inequality of Urban Tree Cover

Minorities are significantly more likely to live in heat-prone neighborhoods that will be particularly at risk with climate change.

How the Young Get Left Out of the Wealth Puzzle

The average wealth of today's 20 and 30-somethings is 7 percent below that of those in their 20s and 30s in 1983.

In America, Food Is Getting Cheaper ... Unless You're Poor

New charts explain how America spends money on food.

How the Internet Reinforces Inequality in the Real World

What happens to a community with no "digital shadow" on the web?

Brooklyn's Affordability Crisis Is No Accident

Rents are skyrocketing in the borough thanks to inflexible zoning rules.

UNICEF Wants Us to Talk About Urban Inequality

An online forum invites insight from the people who work on the ground in the world’s biggest and most dysfunctional cities.

Redefining Inequality So It Actually Means Something

Measures that don't account for location fail to capture purchasing power differences.