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An Overview of America’s Working Poor

An Overview of America’s Working Poor

07 Jul 2016 | Angel Ross

Wage stagnation and the increasing number of people who are working yet still poor are significant challenges of our era. One recent study found that there isn’t a single congressional district in the country where a full-time minimum wage worker could afford a two-bedroom | Read more >

A Closer Look at Black Unemployment Using Ancestry Data

A Closer Look at Black Unemployment Using Ancestry Data

28 Jun 2016 | Sahelit Bahiru

The Black population in the United States historically faced widespread discrimination in the labor market, and studies reveal that employers continue to discriminate on the basis of race. Racial bias as well as other structural and institutional barriers are reflected in the Black | Read more >

New Data on Homeownership by API Subgroups Uncovers Gaps by Ancestry

New Data on Homeownership by API Subgroups Uncovers Gaps by Ancestry

09 Jun 2016 | Abigail Langston

The diverse range of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian communities in the United States represents many different languages and countries of origin. When these communities are grouped together into a single “Asian or Pacific Islander” (API) category, that aggregated | Read more >

National Equity Atlas: April Update

National Equity Atlas: April Update

02 May 2016 | Sarah Treuhaft

Dear Equity Atlas Users,

Since we launched the Atlas in October 2014, we have wanted to include data that better describes the incredible diversity within broad racial/ethnic groups and challenges the “model minority” myth that impedes action and progress toward racial equity and | Read more >

National Equity Atlas: March Update

National Equity Atlas: March Update

21 Mar 2016 | Rosamaria Carrillo

Dear Equity Atlas users,

It has been an eventful couple of weeks! Since Leap Day, the Atlas has grown by three new indicators, been featured at the White House, and powered new data-driven stories about the economic imperative of equity in The AtlanticGrist, and elsewhere. Here | Read more >

National Equity Atlas: February Update

National Equity Atlas: February Update

18 Feb 2016 | Sarah Treuhaft

Dear Equity Atlas users,

Greetings! Please see below for a round-up of additions to the National Equity Atlas in the last quarter of 2015. 

We also have a favor to ask: If you have been using the Atlas, would you write a short testimonial about what you used it for and what | Read more >

Now on the National Equity Atlas: Median Wages by Gender

Now on the National Equity Atlas: Median Wages by Gender

17 Dec 2015 | Abigail Langston

 

We are excited to introduce new data on the National Equity Atlas: our median wages indicator is now disaggregated by gender as well as race. Here we will describe what the indicator measures, discuss some related national trends, and show you how to get more information on the | Read more >