Income Inequality

Illustrating Income Inequality, Part 1: Shared Prosperity Gives Way to Income Disparities

The economic fortunes of the wealthy and everyone else have diverged sharply in recent decades. It wasn’t always this way; from the end of World War II into the 1970s, income growth was shared equally among all segments of the population.



Pulling Apart: A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends

A state-by-state examination finds that income inequality has grown in most parts of the country since the late 1970s. Over the past three business cycles prior to 2007, the incomes of the country’s highest-income households climbed substantially, while middle- and lower-income households saw only modest increases.

Related: New Report Highlights Need for States to Help Address Income Inequality

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