The affordability of housing prices is important for the nation’s economic growth.
The new governing elite mistakenly believes that the goal of a democratic South Africa is simply to extend to everyone what whites enjoyed under apartheid.
Researchers consider how friendships that bridge across social class – “cross-class friendships” – contribute to middle school academic achievement differences based on level of parents’ education.
Few middle-class Americans undergoing Chapter 13 bankruptcy blame the government. They portray themselves as hardworking victims and resent others for taking more than their fair share.
Which candies count as candy in the eyes of the tax law? The answer often depends on one ingredient.
The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
The black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.
Households that are most likely to go solar are those that can afford solar panels, but aren’t so rich that they don’t have to worry about their electricity bill at all, says a survey of 8,000 homes.
When it debuted in 1988, Roseanne was a breath of fresh air against the conservative middle class family sitcoms then on air. Its reboot in 2018 feels just as relevant.
Children’s savings account programs are springing up around the country. A researcher says these special accounts could help pave the way to college for America’s poor.
The American middle class has been on a rocky ride during the 20th century, surging after World War II but falling since the 1980s. The Republican tax plan may be its death knell.
Energy companies routinely cut off service to vulnerable people who experience energy poverty. Here’s how to fix the problem.
Hefner’s iconic Playmates, a scholar argues, need to be understood within their historical context, when men and especially women were expected to uphold strict standards of sexual propriety.
The BBC’s dark drama reveals just how thin the veneer of middle-class respectability can be.
President Trump released details of his tax plan, which would essentially benefit the wealthiest Americans by repealing the estate tax and other changes at the expense of the middle class.
Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
With its recent budget changes, the government is proposing a rise in marginal tax rates across a wide band of middle incomes and a marginal tax rate cut for the top.
Oxfam’s efforts to find solutions to the world’s inequalities are welcome but its wrongful use of “human economy” and repackaging it as a concept from high up might do more harm than good.
Trump should drop his plans to cut taxes and instead look to some of our closest friends to learn what policies actually work to build and sustain a vibrant middle class.