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Why meritocracy is a myth in college admissions

Morgan Polikoff, University of Southern California; Jerome A Lucido, University of Southern California, and Julie Renee Posselt, University of Southern California The most damaging myth...

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...

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...

Which country is best to live in? Our calculations say it’s...

Warren Sanderson, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York); Sergei Scherbov, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Simone Ghislandi, Bocconi...

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...

Want to live longer? Consider the ethics

John K. Davis, California State University, Fullerton Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer...

The GOP’s poor arguments for doubling down on SNAP’s work requirements

Patricia Smith, University of Michigan Republicans aim to tighten the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s work requirements as part of the farm bill Congress is debating. These...

Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food...

Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University and Douglas Buhler, Michigan State University Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety...

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Social Security’s future is safe

Christian Weller, University of Massachusetts Boston Social Security is the bedrock of Americans’ retirement income security. So you may have been concerned by the news...