Doctors, chief executives and police officers are doing much better than their parents in terms of income; designers, secretaries and waiters are doing worse.
Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.
Paul Ryan’s explanation for urban poverty isn’t much different from Barack Obama’s. Why did it make liberals so angry?
American students need to improve in math and science—but not because there’s a surplus of jobs in those fields.
An interview with Benoit Denizet-Lewis, a contributing writer at the magazine, who wrote this week’s cover story on the use of science to prove that bisexuality exists.
Intriguing research may point the way forward on treatment.
Although women having difficulty becoming pregnant may not appreciate being told to “just relax,” a recent study suggests they should heed this advice.
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Additional resources and carefully orchestrated reforms can help close the gap between poor and better-off students, an economist writes.
The custody battle over Baby M was the first time an American court considered
The W.H.O. reports that suicide rates have risen 60 percent in the past 50 years, most strikingly in the developing world.
Despite a commonly held belief that LGBT Americans tend to live it up in classy urban neighborhoods, they struggle with disproportionately high levels of poverty compared to straight people.
A study published on Tuesday in Population and Development Review finds that women who are the sole breadwinners in their household and women who are more educated than their spouses have an increased risk of experiencing domestic violence.
A report showing the use of excessively punitive policies in public schools against our most vulnerable children should shame the nation.
It’s hard out there for young people these days. And it’s really hard for young people without a college degree.The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday released new data on America’s 20-somethings. I’m planning on taking a deeper look at the data in a future article, but even a glance reveals some striking trends.
Is your company in trouble? Hire a woman to take the fall.
Into a field of parents looking to return to the workforce after taking time off for family reasons, a future mother lobs a tough question. Is stay-at-home parenting something you’d recommend?
The bottom half of Americans have close to no wealth, while the top 10% own nearly 3/4.
Americans are highly attuned to the abuse of government benefits, yet the larger scandal is that people don’t use these benefits enough.
We know that Americans are leaving the labor force at an unprecedented rate. The question is why they’re leaving — and how many of them will come back. Economists are still trying to figure out how much the exit of millions of workers since 2007 has to do with the weak economy and fewer available jobs and how much it has to do with demographic factors like retiring baby boomers
A mother says too much pressure is put on children to start climbing the ladder to success at a young age.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban predicted Sunday that oversaturation will destroy the NFL, citing the league’s play on nontraditional football nights. Cuban expanded his doomsaying in a lengthy Facebook post Monday. Tops on his list of reasons why the NFL will implode within a decade was a forecasted decline in youth football participation, specifically due to concerns over brain injuries.
Social scientists, economists and other scholars have had a difficult time explaining the significance of the growing income gap.
It’s become commonplace for computers to replace American workers — think about those on an assembly line and in toll booths — but two University of Oxford professors have come to a surprising conclusion: Waitresses, fast-food workers and others earning at or near the minimum wage should also be on alert.
While the share of people who smoke has fallen nationally, there is a geographic divide.
The federal government no longer discriminates against same-sex couples. But it does not forbid discrimination over sexual orientation or gender identity: In most states, employers can fire, or not hire, because of a person’s sexual orientation, and discrimination in housing, education, public accommodations and other contexts is widely legal.
In surveys, they’re found to be lazy and disloyal, but young people entering the job force today might, at bottom, not be so different from their parents.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 24 percent of workers in the United States do some or all their work from home.
Academics are increasingly releasing data that they hope will reach those in a position to hire, promote and pay older adults.
College graduates who started careers after the Great Recession are having a hard time finding a good job.
Around the time they were joining FiveThirtyEight, two of my new co-workers got engaged (not to each other), and one co-worker got married. It got me thinking: Which lasts longer, the average American business or the average American marriage?
Michigan’s attorney general wants to keep the state’s ban on same-sex marriage because “diversity in parenting is best for kids and families.”
A new study shows that affluent counties have experienced the biggest declines in smoking rates, while progress in the poorest ones has stagnated.