Posts tagged "income inequality"
What's Up This Week: Teacher strike continues, Occupy Chicago anniversary, and a rally against mass incarceration
Yesterday, we examined seven ways to measure social inequality–how far the poorest of the poor are from the richest of the rich, and what share of the economy everyone in-between holds. By every measure, the United States has been becoming more unequal in the last 30 years. During this time, we’ve also seen mounting deficits.... Read more »
A lot of people might assume that if you have a disability, you might not make as much money as someone without a disability. But how much less? How hard is it for people with disabilities in Illinois to get by compared to their neighbors? Well, it depends on where you work. That’s what The... Read more »
The Midwest has taken a beating lately. Think national poverty rates are high? Midwestern rates are eight times higher, says a Heartland Alliance analysis. Illinois isn’t an exception. In 2009, while the national unemployment rate hovered around 9.3 percent, ours hit 10.1. Over the last decade, unemployment rates in Illinois grew 129 percent. It’s probably... Read more »