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Transgender Americans are more likely to be unemployed and poor

Christopher Carpenter, Vanderbilt University and Gilbert Gonzales, Vanderbilt University The United States Supreme Court will issue a ruling this year in a landmark case that...

What role do assets play in understanding rural poverty?

Dan Brockington, University of Sheffield One of the clearest trends in wealth and poverty in Tanzania is shown by the slow decline in rural poverty...

Los Angeles is far from ending homelessness – but other American...

Brenda Wiewel, University of Southern California Los Angeles became ground zero for America’s homelessness crisis after President Donald Trump visited the city on Sept. 17. “We...

Scammers don’t cheat because they need the money — they cheat...

Marco A. Palma, Texas A&M University Why do people cheat? When we hear that a poor person scammed others out of money, we may attribute...

US poverty statistics ignore millions of struggling Americans

Sophie Mitra, Fordham University and Debra Brucker, University of New Hampshire Who counts as poor in the U.S. today? Measuring the share of the population that...

Misery and memory in Glendora, Mississippi: How poverty is reshaping the...

Dave Tell, University of Kansas In August of 1955, Emmett Till was lynched in the Mississippi Delta. The 14-year-old African American reportedly whistled at a...

3 ways $2 trillion for infrastructure can fight inequality too

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University Imagine you have US$2 trillion to spend on patching up America’s crumbling roads, levees and other infrastructure. What would you...

Why LeBron James’ I Promise School should be more like LeBron...

Nolan Krueger, University of Texas at Austin; Kevin O'Neal Cokley, University of Texas at Austin, and Marlon L. Bailey, University of Texas at Austin When...

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Should the NRA fear losing its ‘nonprofit status’?

Philip Hackney, University of Pittsburgh Oliver North sought a second term as president of the National Rifle Association. It was not to be. NRA first Vice...