State of Disparity

State of Disparity
9:04 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Young Stamford artists answer question, "what is inequality?"

"The Shadow" by Sophia Vasylyk was shown in the "What Is Inequality?" exhibit in Stamford, Conn.
Credit Craig LeMoult

As we’ve been reporting in our State of Disparity series, Connecticut continues to have one of the widest gaps in the country between its wealthy and poor residents. This past weekend, an art show by students and graduates of Stamford’s public schools explored the question “what is inequality?”

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S&P says state taxes fluctuate with market
7:03 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Report says Conn. income disparity making tax situation volatile

Connecticut’s rising income disparity is causing the state’s revenue from taxes to grow more slowly and to become more volatile.  That’s according to a report from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

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State of Disparity
1:11 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Tell Us What You Know

Thank you for checking out WSHU's online survey on economic disparity in Connecticut. You can find our blog on the topic at www.stateofdisparity.org and we're tweeting at @CTdisparity. By completing this form, you’ll become part of American Public Media's Public Insight Network (PIN).

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State of Disparity
6:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Yale expert examines causes & impacts of inequality

Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker, speaking at a conference on inequality. The chart he points to depicts a correlation between wages in the financial industry, and financial deregulation
Credit Craig LeMoult

The U.S has the highest level of economic inequality of any rich democracy. As we’ve been talking about in our State of Disparity series, Connecticut’s economy is an extreme example of that. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Jacob Hacker, the director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.

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State of Disparity
10:44 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Connecticut ranks last for school breakfasts; economics play a role

Breakfast is available in the cafeteria for high school students in West Haven, Conn.
Credit Craig LeMoult

For the last eight years, Connecticut has ranked last in the nation when it comes to number of schools offering breakfast to students. In the last national report in 2012, less than half of students who received free and reduced lunches in Connecticut ate breakfast at school. There’s a clear economic divide between the schools where breakfast is offered and where it isn’t. The state’s larger, lower-income cities generally offer it, and many of the smaller, wealthier communities do not.

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