These are anxious times for many American families. Rising unemployment, financial turmoil and the credit crunch have all added to what is now the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression. President Obama says he has seen “glimmers of hope” in the struggling economy, but most Americans are simply trying to navigate the recession.
A quick round-up of resources on the gender wage gap.
A round-up of resources for covering the justice gap.
A civil rights policy organization reviews the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s programs during the first term of the Obama Administration.
The share of younger households holding any debt dropped to 78 percent, the lowest level since the federal government began collecting related data in 1983.
Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce. The latest KIDS COUNT policy report provides new national and state data on this population and examines the best policies to provide multiple pathways to opportunity for disconnected young people.
Nearly 3 million children in the United States have a disability. Some parents have more difficulty getting their children the services and care they need because of which state they live in, the type of disability their child has and their socioeconomic status.
The Texas Tribune's Higher Education Explorer collects data on all 148 of the state's private and public colleges and universities.
In the U.S., 1 in 7 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are disconnected from opportunities to succeed.
The study finds that lower-earning parents had the least access to sick days and mothers were more likely than fathers to miss work to care for sick children.
New analysis of foreclosure data finds that 1 in 10 children have been affected or will be affected by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
The number of children living in high-poverty neighborhoods has increased by 25 percent over the past decade.
The report finds that young adults remain optimistic about their futures despite the fact that the poor economy is affecting their daily lives and altering their long-term plans.
The report examines youth who are detached from school and work and highlights programs that successfully reconnect them to society.
The Brookings Institution hosts an event that examines the challenges young disadvantaged males face and highlights programs that have positively affected their education and employment outcomes.
Over the past 50 years, U.S. families and workplaces have changed dramatically. The report tracks these changes and conveys how they pose different challenges for families at different points along the income distribution.
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