The unreported gender gap in high school graduation rates

A welcome trend in recent decades has been the sustained rise in high school graduation…

A post-COVID plan for the middle class

The acute economic crisis caused by COVID-19 highlighted the chronic economic problems facing million of…

Promote health equity by taxing sugary drinks and doubling support for community health centers

There are wide gaps by race in health, as well as health care. Too little…

Black Americans are much more likely to serve the nation, in military and civilian roles

National service holds out the promise of creating a fairer, better and more equal society.…

Unpredictable work hours and volatile incomes are long-term risks for American workers

Debates about working time tend to focus on quantity. Are American workers having to put…

Race gaps in COVID-19 deaths are even bigger than they appear

The COVID-19 pandemic has been like the flash of an X-ray, exposing the deep fractures…

COVID-19 much more fatal for men, especially taking age into account

A topical trope is that COVID-19 “does not discriminate.” This is false.  A range of…

Middle class marriage is declining, and likely deepening inequality

Over the last few decades, family formation patterns have altered significantly in the U.S., with long-run rises in non-marital births, cohabitation, and single…

Elite or elitist? Lessons for colleges from selective high schools

Admissions policies at some of the nation’s most selective schools are under intense scrutiny. But we’re…

A middle class theory of relativity: 4 benchmarks

How is the middle class doing? This question is being asked with increased urgency by…

Colleges caught up in admissions corruption are elite already

The accused parties in the college admissions corruption case are the parents who offered bribes and the…

The Power of Love: Why maternal depression is an economic mobility issue

Rates of upward economic mobility in the U.S. are too low: on this there is…