Post Tagged with: "income inequality"

EDITORIAL: Reject Amazon to Defend DC

While Amazon considers Washington, D.C., as one of the potential locations to build its second corporate headquarters, Washingtonians should be wary of this apparent economic boon. Though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has touted the construction of Amazon’s HQ2 as a way to further expand the local economy, the arrival[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 4 comments Editorial

Racial Income Inequality Broadens in District

Income inequality broadened between white residents and residents of color in Washington, D.C., in 2016, according to data from the United States Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey. The survey, which tracks quality of life metrics like diversity and commuting length, found the median annual income of the average black[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Support Distinct Demographics

Among the tumult of the Georgetown University Student Association executive race over the past two weeks, a recurring theme dominated the discussions of both candidates and students: affordability. The issue of rising tuition was a fixture of the platforms, presidential debates and opinion pieces published in The Hoya by each[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Georgetown ranked 12th on a New York Times study detailing income inequality at universities, with 20.8 percent of students coming from the top 1 percent, defined as families with an annual income higher than $630,000, and 12.5 percent of students coming from the bottom 60 percent, defined as having an income less than $65,000.

Georgetown Ranks 12th in Study Detailing Income Inequality

Georgetown ranked 12th out of a list of 38 schools with more students from the top 1 percent of the income scale than from the bottom 60 percent, according to a New York Times study based on anonymous tax records published Jan. 18. The median income for a parent of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Wage Disparity Highlights Inequality

Washington, D.C.’s pervasive inequality manifests itself primarily in income and educational gaps, according to a series of reports released over the past few weeks. A report analyzing the financial recovery since the recession released by the Fiscal Policy Institute Jan. 29 found that the wage gap in D.C. is at[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top