Economics, United States, Median household income, Great Depression, Rural, Late-2000s recession

The Spaces Between Us

On Oct 15, 2020
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RT @swinshi: In the most distressed fifth of ZIP codes, a fifth of adults lack a high school diploma, a quarter of residents are poor, and a third of prime-age residents aren't working. Check out the excellent and important new report from @InnovateEconomy https://t.co/lGcU17twF3
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Altogether, over half of the 50.5 million Americans living in distressed communities are people of color, and gaps between Black and white households have grown wider in consequential ways. Distressed communities represent an alternate, increasingly left-behind America: on average, 25 ...

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On Oct 15, 2020
@amcafee shared
RT @swinshi: In the most distressed fifth of ZIP codes, a fifth of adults lack a high school diploma, a quarter of residents are poor, and a third of prime-age residents aren't working. Check out the excellent and important new report from @InnovateEconomy https://t.co/lGcU17twF3
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The Spaces Between Us

The Spaces Between Us

Altogether, over half of the 50.5 million Americans living in distressed communities are people of color, and gaps between Black and white households have grown wider in consequential ...

New Research Finds 21st Century Economic Growth Failed to Lift the Most Vulnerable U.S. Communities Prior to Pandemic

New Research Finds 21st Century Economic Growth Failed to Lift the Most Vulnerable U.S. Communities Prior to Pandemic

Stark racial gaps persist despite incremental progress, with average Black median household income (MHI) falling as a share of white MHI in every community category since 2000. Washington, ...

The Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America

The Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America

In one of the best decades the American economy has ever recorded, families were bled dry.

Rural America's Sluggish Recovery

Rural America's Sluggish Recovery

A new report the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service details the ways in which rural America has lagged behind metropolitan areas since the Great Recession.

Do Americans Even Need A Second Stimulus Check?

Do Americans Even Need A Second Stimulus Check?

The clamor for a second stimulus check reinforces the precarious and vulnerable economic position that millions of Americans were already in, even before the Covid-induced recession.

California Is Booming. Why Are So Many Californians Unhappy?

California Is Booming. Why Are So Many Californians Unhappy?

Fire, garbage and homelessness increasingly plague the Golden State.

The pandemic is crippling millennials' savings — and that means it's only going to get harder for the generation to buy their first homes

The pandemic is crippling millennials' savings — and that means it's only going to get harder for the generation to buy their first homes

Millennials have already struggled to buy a house thanks to the Great Recession and student-loan debt. The pandemic is their latest hurdle.

The True Costs of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The True Costs of the COVID-19 Pandemic

It will kill many directly, but the effort to fight it will incur a huge toll on other aspects of our health and well-being

Restoring regional public universities for recovery in the Great Lakes

Restoring regional public universities for recovery in the Great Lakes

This paper assesses the economic and educational effects and overall well-being of regional public universities within the Great Lakes region.

New Census Data on Poverty, Income, Housing Insecurity and Food Scarcity Reveal Many Kentuckians on the Brink in the Pandemic

New Census Data on Poverty, Income, Housing Insecurity and Food Scarcity Reveal Many Kentuckians on the Brink in the Pandemic

Despite living through the longest economic expansion on record, before COVID-19, 16.3% of Kentuckians were still living below the poverty line and median state incomes were relatively ...

The week that was - May 8

The week that was - May 8

Another week - another round of big funding news. For starters, Vista Equity Partners just announced an investment of $1.

Why wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic growth

Why wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — As it enters its 11th year, America's economic expansion is now the longest on record — a streak that has shrunk unemployment, swelled household wealth, revived the ...