Pathways Magazine - Winter 2008

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Winter 2008 Issue of PATHWAYS
A magazine on poverty, inequality, and social policy

Generously supported by The Elfenworks Foundation

  • Trends in poverty and inequality: Periodic reports on key poverty and inequality indicators
  • Cutting-edge research: Concise summaries of research that is changing how we understand the sources and consequences of poverty and inequality
  • Bold new visions: Must-read discussions of how labor market, poverty, and inequality policy might be rethought and changed
  • Debates: Leading scholars and policymakers weigh in on the crucial poverty and inequality questions of our time

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Table of Contents (Winter 2009 Issue)

Editors' Note by David Grusky and Christopher Wimer


  • Poorer by Comparison by Timothy M. Smeeding
    The U.S. has much poverty, far more than comparable countries, like the U.K. Why?
  • Striking it Richer by Emmanuel Saez
    A new analysis of tax data reveals an unprecedented rise at the top of the income distribution. Are capitalists or professionals the big winners?

A New War on Poverty?

It is time for a new war on poverty? The presidential candidates and top commentators weigh in.

Research in Brief

  • New research developments
    The gender gap in educational outcomes, debt reform and financial risk, and the surprising decline in residential segregation.


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