26 May 2017
The top 10 percent’s income share in China rose from 27 percent to 41 percent of national income between 1978 and 2015, while the bottom 50 percent’s share dropped from 27 percent to 15 percent, according to a study by Thomas Piketty
, Li Yang
, and Gabriel Zucman
. China’s inequality levels, which used to be close to those of Nordic countries, now are approaching U.S. levels.
25 May 2017
Recipients of unemployment insurance are 40 percent more likely to enroll in post-secondary programs that could improve future employment outcomes if they receive information about the benefits, costs, necessary steps, and availability of assistance for enrolling, according to a study by Andrew Barr
and Sarah Turner
24 May 2017
Studying the law that shuttered nearly half of Texas' abortion clinics in late 2013, Scott Cunningham
, Jason M. Lindo
, Caitlin Myers
, and Andrea Schlosser
estimate that an increase of 50-100 miles in the distance to the nearest abortion provider reduces legal abortion rates by 16 percent, an increase of 100-200 miles reduces rates by 32 percent, and an increase to 200 or more miles reduces rates by 47 percent.