Income inequality in the United States has increased since 1960, in part, because of more women entering the workforce and "assortative mating," or the tendency for people to choose mates with similar education levels, according to new research.
People with higher education levels tend to make more money than people with lower education levels. That fact added to an increase in assortative mating and an increase in women working means that household income has increased at a much higher rate for the highly-educated than household income for those with less education.
Put another way, as more women have entered the workforce, the women with college degrees are more likely to marry someone who also has a college degree, thus increasing their household income at a much higher rate than women who entered the workforce with less education and married men with less education. more >>
Where do Christians meet the people they choose to hang out with outside of church? Where did you meet the friends you will be watching the Super Bowl with? What about the group you regularly have over for dinner on Friday nights?
For most Christians, the answer is more than likely church, according to Mark DeYmaz, the founding pastor of the multi-ethnic Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas and founder of Mosaix Global Network, a ministry resource group. DeYmaz suggests that this tendency means that there are good odds that you will be hanging out with individuals of the same race as yours.
"Ninety-two and half percent of churches are segregated along racial lines [which means] the predominant friendships people have is with people who are like them," DeYmaz told The Christian Post recently. more >>
In the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) stated that her son, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome, was "a gift from God."
In her remarks, Rodgers spoke about her family and its struggles, which included learning after he was born that her son Cole suffered from Down syndrome.
As millions of Americans get ready to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks, charities across the United States gear up to provide services to the less fortunate.
Known as the Souper Bowl of Caring, every year since 1990 it has coordinated thousands of charitable groups to raise money and food donations around the time of the Super Bowl.
Melissa Daigneault, spokeswoman for the Souper Bowl of Caring, told The Christian Post about how the Super Bowl time period is often known for "so much consumption." more >>
Feed The Children, a 35-year-old anti-hunger relief organization known for its work in the U.S. and abroad, as well as a scandalous fallout with founder Larry Jones, is banking on a new president and CEO to plot its course in attaining the lofty position of becoming "the world's most respected nonprofit brand with the greatest impact of any nonprofit in the world."
"I want people to know that when they come to us that they're contributing to the long-term self-sufficiency of people in need around the world," said Kevin Hagan, hired in April 2012 by Feed the Children as its new president and CEO.
"We begin by helping and assisting the child and then we expand our work to the family. Hopefully, by lifting the child and the family, we're beginning to engage in the community and lift the community," said Hagan of a new model the organization is using. more >>
A New Hampshire pastor spent each night last week in a tent in front of his church in an attempt to encourage his congregation to be more compassionate toward the area's homeless.
"It's to help other people think about what homeless people are going through," the Rev. Steve Gehlert, 64, who pastors Congregational Church in Lyme, told NECN.
An experienced backpacker, Gehlert made it through a week where temperatures fell as low as -9 with a tent and two outdoor sleeping bags. more >>