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Skilled blue-collar jobs are growing – though women aren’t getting them

Eric Hoyt, University of Massachusetts Amherst and JD Swerzenski, University of Massachusetts Amherst In the press, the phrase “blue collar” is often used as shorthand...

Millennials are US$1 trillion in debt – but they’re better at...

Jimmie Lenz, University of South Carolina New findings from the New York Federal Reserve reveal that millennials have now racked up over US$1 trillion of...

The soaring cost of US child care, in 5 charts

Heidi Steinour, University of South Florida The cost of having children in the U.S. has climbed exponentially since the 1960s. So it’s no wonder the...

Why do so many Americans now support legalizing marijuana?

Amy Adamczyk, City University of New York; Christopher Thomas, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Jacob Felson, William Paterson University American views on marijuana...

Low-income parents want a white picket fence, not just money, before...

Christina Gibson-Davis, Duke University and Anna Gassman-Pines, Duke University Marriage rates in the U.S. are declining, especially among the lowest-income Americans. However, in October, wage...

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University On Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released national poverty data for 2017. The headline was that 39.7 million people were...

Why the war on poverty in the US isn’t over, in...

Robert L. Fischer, Case Western Reserve University On July 12, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers concluded that America’s long-running war on poverty “is largely...

The US is facing a serious shortage of airline pilots

Peter Gall, West Virginia University The national security of the U.S. relies on a healthy airline industry. That requires modern reliable airplanes – and highly...

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What did the Romans ever do for us? They left a...

By Jonathan Bridge, University of Liverpool As all good Monty Python fans know, water technologies feature large in the legacy of benefits left by Roman...