The US teacher pay gap is wider than ever

A New EPI report finds that the teacher pay penalty is bigger than ever. In 2015, public school teachers’ weekly wages were 17.0 percent lower than those of comparable workers—compared with just 1.8 percent lower in 1994. This erosion of relative teacher wages has fallen more heavily on experienced teachers than on entry-level teachers. Importantly, … More The US teacher pay gap is wider than ever

EPI Report: Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county

By Estelle Sommeiller, Mark Price, and Ellis Wazeter Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s and in many states is up in the post–Great Recession era. In 24 states, the top 1 percent captured at least half of all income growth between 2009 and 2013, and in 15 of those states, the … More EPI Report: Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county

New Book by Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin: Economics, Culture and Development

From Routledge: This book examines the treatment of culture and development in the discipline of economics, thereby filling a conspicuous gap in current literature. Economics has come a long way to join the ‘cultural turn’ that has swept the humanities and social sciences in the last half century. This volume identifies some of the issues … More New Book by Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin: Economics, Culture and Development

Lawrence Mishel on Raising America’s Pay

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, delivered the following testimony before the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Hearing on June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C: My testimony will focus on the key economic challenge we face: how to generate robust wage growth for the vast majority. As a nation we are having a “wages … More Lawrence Mishel on Raising America’s Pay