Societies everywhere face the problems of poverty, inequality, and economic and social immobility. The severity of these problems differs by country. Governments everywhere, including those in the United States (U.S.), are enacting policies to...
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused nationwide school closings in March, it was widely predicted that virtual learning would lead to a loss of student learning, one that would be worst among students who are poor and have been impacted by structural...
Scott WinshipTurns out that 80% of these schools were in Florida. Mostly in Miami and Jacksonville. Unless i-Ready is super-popular in FL, seems like it's worth digging into that finding.
To mark Tuesday’s release of the 2019 income, poverty, and health insurance coverage data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity invited reactions and analysis from across the ideological and policy spectrum. This analysis...
This paper evaluates how response in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) was affected by COVID-19.
Scott WinshipReally wild to discover a # of folks who trust pandemic-era surveys with <5% response rates to argue for drop in food security are now trying to minimize low 2019 poverty by pointing to the drop in response rates that don't really change the conclusion
Data collection challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed income estimates higher.
Scott WinshipThere's a lot of throat-clearing here before Census Bureau gets to the conclusion that, yes, median household income was almost certainly higher than ever before in 2019. (And that's not even using the PCE, deducting taxes, adding in noncash benefits...)
The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class.
Scott WinshipJournalists, editors, don't give your pieces sensationalist titles based on the hyperbolic quotes you get from a one-sided group of advocates who trick you into thinking they've done something new and unproblematic