Posts by Matt Bruenig

Earlier, I wrote a post titled "The Single Mother Child Poverty Myth." In it, I pointed out that sky-high poverty rates for children in single mother families is not unavoidable. We know this because...
September 28, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Yesterday, I calculated racial wealth levels by educational attainment. The headline finding was that the least educated whites have a higher median wealth than the most educated blacks and hispanics...
September 25, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Federal Reserve recently released the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances. Earlier I calculated overall racial wealth inequality and wealth inequality within age groups. In this post, I...
September 23, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
On Tuesday, the Census released its poverty data for the 2013 Calendar Year. On Wednesday, I analyzed the effect of transfers on the figures. On Friday, I outlined who make up the officially...
September 22, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Census released the official poverty data on Tuesday. I detailed the effects of transfers on the figures on Wednesday. Here I aim to drill down on who comprised the officially poor in 2013.
September 19, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Census released its income and poverty figures for the 2013 calendar year yesterday. Here I break down the impact of income transfers in the poverty data using my handy dandy Poverty...
September 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
The Zucman-Saez wealth data based upon tax returns is the best thing going right now. Here is their time series of the share of the national wealth held by the 1 percent: The Survey of Consumer...
September 16, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have a piece in the New York Times titled "The Way to Beat Poverty." They note that the toxic stress that bombards poor children, especially very young...
September 14, 2014 | Matt Bruenig