Income inequaltiy – Change the list

Last summer CCN asked readers to vote for topics from a long list of social issues. The five topics with the highest vote counts were selected for future stories. This became their “Change the List” series. This week they posted the piece on income inequality titled “The most unequal place in America.” While the issue […]

Understanding reported changes in median income

This is the time of year when the Census Bureau releases data on the income and health in the United States. It is also a time when in the rush to tell the American people what is happening in the nation and in their own communities that the media gets the story very badly wrong. […]

Recession has further polarized families

Such was the title of a piece in the Washington Post on a report by Zhenchao Qian in the Department of Sociology of The Ohio State University titled: “Divergent Paths of American Families” The title was actually used in the print edition of the article. The online edition title was “Children suffer from growing economic […]

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