According to Brookings, this research is intended to inform local debates over the minimum wage. Drawing on Census data, the report finds that astronomical income gains are still concentrated among the biggest cities.
Mar 28, 2015 Brookings Institution
In our work to build communities of opportunity where low-income people and people of color can thrive, we must acknowledge that income is how you get out of poverty, assets are how you stay out.
Jan 27, 2015 Rooflines
A post by Matthew Yglesias for Vox shows how much you would need to earn an hour to be able to afford a median rental property in your city.
Dec 14, 2014 Vox
Fifty years ago today, participants in the March on Washington were seeking to narrow the economic gap between America's blacks and whites. After five decades, that gulf remains. Vauhini Vara explains how homeownership is partly to blame.
Aug 28, 2013 The New Yorker
What if the people who keep a city running -- including urban planners -- can't afford to live there? An updated database highlights the gap between incomes and housing costs in hundreds of U.S. cities.
Aug 16, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
What is the relationship between car travel and health outcomes in the United States? Ariel Godwin and Anne Price challenge the claim that more time in the car decreases your health by looking at the impacts of education, income, and employment rates. Exclusive
Jan 16, 2012 By
This interactive map from <em>The Guardian</em> overlays recent incidences of rioting in greater London with levels of poverty.
Aug 10, 2011 The Guardian
U.S. News and World Report recently evaluated the cities where real income (what your paycheck can buy, considering the cost of living) is the highest. Des Moines, Iowa takes the top slot.
Jun 6, 2011 Creative Class
Earlier this week, the new American Community Survey data was released. Daniel Nairn writes that the new data show "a reversal of the 20th century story of urban decline."
Dec 18, 2010 SustainableCitiesCollective
A new report from the Brookings Institution lists the 30 most dynamic cities in the world -- cities that are recovering from the global economic downturn with growth in employment and income.
Dec 3, 2010 The Atlantic