Sep. 29, 2011

No Consensus About Whether Nation Is Divided Into ’Haves’ and ’Have-Nots’

Despite an extended economic downturn, the public’s impression of whether the nation is economically divided remains relatively stable.

Sep. 28, 2011

Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation

The Toll of the Great Recession

Aug. 28, 2011

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education

College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning

Aug. 17, 2011

Women See Value and Benefits of College; Men Lag on Both Fronts, Survey Finds

At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides.

Jul. 26, 2011

Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics

Twenty-to-One

Jul. 6, 2011

Two Years of Economic Recovery: Women Lose Jobs, Men Find Them

During the sluggish two-year recovery from the Great Recession, men have gained 768,000 jobs while women have lost 218,000 jobs. This new gender gap in employment trends represents a sharp turnabout from the recession itself, when men lost more than twice as many jobs as women.

Jun. 27, 2011

Living Together: The Economics of Cohabitation

Cohabitation is an increasingly prevalent lifestyle in the United States. The share of 30- to 44-year-olds living as unmarried couples has more than doubled since the mid-1990s. Adults with lower levels of education—without college degrees—are twice as likely to cohabit as those with college degrees.

Jun. 15, 2011

A Tale of Two Fathers

More Are Active, but More Are Absent

May. 15, 2011

Is College Worth It?

College Presidents, Public Assess, Value, Quality and Mission of Higher Education

May. 15, 2011

Interactive: The Value of College

These interactive charts explore the attitudes of the public and of college presidents about the value, cost, quality, mission and payoff of higher education.