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Wage Inequality. Over the last 30 years, wage inequality in the United States has increased substantially, with the overall level of inequality now approaching the extreme level that prevailed prior to the Great Depression. This general characterization of the inequality trend oversimplifies, though
Views that income inequality slows economic growth. Economist Alan B. Krueger wrote in 2012: "The rise in inequality in the United States over the last three decades has reached the point that inequality in incomes is causing an unhealthy division in opportunities, and is a threat to our economic gr
Income inequality refers to the extent to which income is distributed in an uneven manner among a population. In the United States, income inequality, or the gap between the rich and everyone else, has been growing markedly, by every major statistical measure, for some 30 years.
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  • A Look At Income Inequality In The United States | TIME
    A Look At Income Inequality In The United States | TIME
  • Wealth Inequality in America
    Wealth Inequality in America
  • Why The Inequality Gap Is Growing Between Rich And Poor
    Why The Inequality Gap Is Growing Between Rich And Poor
  • Americans know wealth inequality is a problem, but what does it look like?
    Americans know wealth inequality is a problem, but what does it look like?
  • The Data Behind Wealth Inequality in America | Average vs. Median Wealth
    The Data Behind Wealth Inequality in America | Average vs. Median Wealth
  • Growing Wealth Inequality In The World And America
    Growing Wealth Inequality In The World And America

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Jun 21, 2016 - It will come as little surprise that income inequality in the United States is greatest in New York and Connecticut. Those states are home base for Wall Street, where the income gains of the few have been amplified by outsized growth in the financial sector and protected by taxpayer-p
Dec 22, 2016 - Achieving the 'American Dream' of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90% to 50% over the past half century. The gap between the 'haves' and 'have nots' is growing, according to new research out this week.
Jun 13, 2017 - Look no further than this eye-popping chart of income growth between 1980 and 2014 courtesy of Berkeley's elite-squad of inequality research, including Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. Featured in a recent blog from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Busines
Jul 12, 2017 - No one expects income to be distributed perfectly equally, for reasons ranging from pure luck to differing education and skill levels. But it's not so easy to explain why the United States has seen a steadily widening gap between lower-income and higher-income earners.
Feb 20, 2017 - University of Virginia economics professor James Harrigan is using more than 35 years of data to study economic inequality in the United States, seeking explanations and solutions for the rapidly widening chasm between the ...
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