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How Do We Close the Wage Gap in the U.S.?

The gender pay gap is now the narrowest it’s ever been, and yet it’s still 2.5 times the size of those of other industrialized countries. So what’s to be done?<p><i>A&Q is a special series that inverts the classic Q&A, taking some of the most frequently posed solutions to pressing matters of policy and</i> …

The Gender Wage Gap And A Solution To Income Inequality

How would you feel making 25% less than your peers who do the same work at your same level? I’d be pissed and demand equal pay for equal work. …

A Detailed Look At How Complex Equal Pay Day Really Is

Several new reports illustrate the complexity of the gender wage gap, why it persists, and why there’s hope for closing it.<p>Today is Equal Pay Day. That’s the approximate day in the year where the average woman working full time gets to catch up to the salary of her male counterpart (or about 79¢ …

Poverty beyond the numbers | Latin America

What is poverty? For decades, we have defined it with a number, which the World Bank currently puts at a personal income of less than $1.90 a day. But a single number fails to capture the complexity of poverty. Measuring more than just income is essential to understanding the needs of poor people …

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America’s Poverty Problem Hasn’t Changed

The only thing that has is one of the ways the Census Bureau chooses to measure it.<p>On Wednesday, the Census Bureau released its latest data on income and poverty for the country, and despite a falling unemployment rate and a rising GDP—two promising macroeconomic signs—things haven’t improved all …

A New Map of Poverty, a New Approach to International Aid

When 70% of the world’s poorest people live in nations defined as middle income, it’s time for change.<p>By<p>Bill Gates<p>Bill Gates<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>More people are living longer and living better than at any time in history. In the past 25 years alone, child mortality has declined by more …

Bill Gates

Indigenous Australia should look to China, the global beacon of poverty reduction

As Malcolm Turnbull takes Australia’s biggest trade delegation to China, we should look for lessons not only for the economy, but for Indigenous policy too<p>“It’s all so bloody marvellous.”<p>An excited 18-year-old Cheryl Buchanan could hardly contain herself when she touched down in China more than 40 …

China

Folsom: The path to poverty in Detroit

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared “all-out war on human poverty and unemployment in these United States.” He fought his war by pouring vast …

Inside the squalid tenements of 1890s New York City

'How the Other Half Lives'<p>Early photojournalism exposes the slums of New York<p>1895<p>In the last decades of the 19th century, lower Manhattan was a …

Mortality rate for homeless youth in San Francisco is 10 times higher than peers

Young people living on the streets of San Francisco have a mortality rate that is more than 10 times higher than those who have a place to live, largely because of suicide or substance abuse, according to a study from the UC Berkeley school of public health.<p>“This is a phenomenon of our greater and …

Homelessness

7 unique challenges homeless women face — and what you can do to help

Uncertainty, struggle and stigma are just some of the threads that knit together the shared experiences of the homeless community.<p>But for women who …

How one teacher helped a poverty-stricken student overcome obstacles to eventually become a school superintendent in a neighboring district

When we first had the idea to start the Inspired2Educate recognition program, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Asking educators from around the country to share their stories with us about the person who inspired them was something we had never done before, even though we've partnered with …

High School

Street vendors on Figueroa Street: An entrepreneurial spirit rises from the depths of poverty

Claudia Flores and her husband were months past due on $60 phone and $80 electricity bills.<p>So they packed their minivans with strollers, car seats, used T-shirts and assorted other things and drove to a stretch of Figueroa Street just blocks from Imperial Highway in South Los Angeles.<p>There, they …

California

Poor and uneducated are biologically different to affluent, UCL finds

Scientists at UCL have found that hormone levels of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' are significantly different which could explain health inequalities<p>Poor and uneducated people could be ageing faster, and more vulnerable to disease, because their hormones are out of balance, a new study …

With so much poverty hidden in plain sight, you have to ask: is this still America?

Last week, in America, I was in one of the country’s most celebrated tourist spots, renowned for its natural beauty, swanky resorts and marine life.<p>I spent the first part of the week in what could be kindly termed as a service hub. Let’s call it Depresso.<p>On my morning walk, instead of the vista of …

Manhattan

This city has the most concentrated poverty in America

But some of the homes are crumbling or abandoned, and the parks are empty because a recent spate of shootings in this city has made parents fear for their children's safety.<p>The poverty is more evident a few blocks away, where families are crowded into public housing near the overpass of I-81, an …

Urban Design

Homelessness, health and humanity on the streets of Britain's capital

Politicians might sometimes be forgiven for making promises they should know that they can’t keep. Just before Londoners last elected a mayor in May 2012 the main candidates signed up to a pledge for tackling homelessness which included bringing rough sleeping to an end. A Mr Johnson, a Mr …

Homelessness

Growing Up Poor Linked to Weaker Brain Connections, Depression

Key brain structures in children growing up in poverty are connected differently compared to children in more affluent settings, according to a new …

101 Reasons Why Evolution is True

<i>These reasons will work from the general to the specific. I’ve used links to articles in Wikipedia as much as possible because Wiki articles are</i> …

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in <b>Epperson v. Arkansas</b>, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The …

Inherit the Wind: An Historical Analysis

The film and play of the most publicized creation/evolution trial of all time are seriously biased and inaccurate.<p>Rarely does a year go by that the …

U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolution

A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. …

Probing Question: Why is teaching evolution still controversial?

Penn State political scientists Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer explain that, despite 40 years of court cases ruling against teaching creationism in …

Surprising Number Of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution (VIDEO)

One in three Americans doesn't believe in evolution, according to new survey results from the Pew Research Center.<p>The results, released Monday in report on views about human evolution, show that 33 percent of Americans think "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since …

Unexploded Bombshell: Barack Obama Admits to Being Born in Kenya

This is a semi-famous photoshop project that is mildly entertaining but not factual. This sign does not exist. The real story is very factual but not …

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Birth Certificate

Hawaii Was Not a State When Obama was Born There and his Mother Was Not Eligible to Give Birth to a U.S. Citizen-Fiction!

<b>Version #1</b><p>Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. Natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between …

Barack Obama

Trump Refuses To Accept That Obama Was Born In U.S., Is Not Muslim

The master of spin is at it again.<p>Donald Trump still won't acknowledge President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and insinuated on Sunday that the country has already had its first Muslim president.<p>The real estate mogul called in to "Meet The Press" Sunday morning to address the ongoing …

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Barack Obama Citizenship Scandal: 7 Facts About Birth Certificate Controversy

Conspiracy theories asserting Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen of the United States gained steam during his 2008 presidential campaign and …