All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Income’

Minimum Wage Hike: Will There Be More Jobs or Less?

According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted by Langer Research Associates, two-thirds of the United States populace supports an increase in minimum wage. Many claim that basic livelihood necessities cannot be met with the current payment structure in place. In fact, 48 percent of those polled are “strongly” supportive of an increase while only 20 percent are “strongly” …

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$11.50 Minimum Wage: Sound Nice?

Community leaders in Seattle have vocalized desires to raise minimum wage, and now leaders in Maryland have instigated the process to implement policies that increase wages. Presently, the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour though some states have set the level higher. On December 17, 2013, a representative from Prince George’s County signed a document to increase …

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Study: Money Doesn’t Protect People From Toxicants, Just Changes Them

It’s a simple assumption that those with greater means will be able to live cleaner, healthier lives away from pollution with access to better foods. A new study, however, shows that even the rich are not immune to toxicants that build up in the body. The study, published in the journal Environment International, shows that harmful chemicals can affect the …

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Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study

While the grades gap between children from rich and poor families has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years, a new study shows that poor planning skills could be a major factor in the so-called income-achievement gap. Researchers at Cornell University looked at data on around 1,500 U.S. children that were part of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver …

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Poorest State in America Revealed by the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates from its 2011 American Community Survey showing that Mississippi is the poorest state in the U.S., with a median household income of only $36,919. Last month it was revealed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that Mississippi is also the fattest state in the U.S. West Virginia and Arkansas round out the …

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