The State of American Jobs
How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead.
On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart
There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.
The American middle class: Who is in it, and who is not, in U.S. Metropolitan Areas
The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country. See how your metropolitan area compares.
Are you in the American middle class?
Our new calculator allows you to see which group you fit in, first compared with all American adults, and then compared with other adults similar to you in education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status.
America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas
The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.
Most Americans Say Government Doesn’t Do Enough to Help Middle Class
As Americans begin casting the first ballots in the 2016 presidential election, neither political party is widely viewed as supportive of the middle class in this country.
Parenting in America
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being. Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.
The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground
After more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
Raising Kids and Running a Household: How Working Parents Share the Load
In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time. In most of these families, parents share the load on chores, discipline and quality time with kids, but scheduling and sick days fall more on mom.
Three-in-Ten U.S. Jobs Are Held by the Self-Employed and the Workers They Hire
Self-employed Americans and the workers they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, or 30% of the national workforce. Hiring is more prevalent among self-employed Asians, whites and men.