Income Inequality in America: An Analysis of Trends

Income Inequality in America: An Analysis of Trends

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by Paul Ryscavage
     
 

Paul Ryscavage, a noted labor economist, seeks to analyze various aspects of a major contemporary economic problem: the growing inequality of income in society.

What is income inequality? How is it measured? Is the middle class really declining? How does it relate to poverty? How long has inequality been rising in the US? Have there been other periods in history

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Paul Ryscavage, a noted labor economist, seeks to analyze various aspects of a major contemporary economic problem: the growing inequality of income in society.

What is income inequality? How is it measured? Is the middle class really declining? How does it relate to poverty? How long has inequality been rising in the US? Have there been other periods in history when income differences were as large as they are today? What are the causes of growing income and wage inequality? The author addresses these and other conceptual issues in eight carefully reasoned and clearly presented chapters. Concluding with an analysis and comparison of trends in wage inequality in other developed countries, he asks the final speculative question: How much more growth in inequality can our society withstand?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765602343
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/1998
Series:
Issues in Work and Human Resources Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1The Income Distribution: Incomes as Outcomes3
Ch. 2Concepts and Methods of Inequality Analysis24
Ch. 3Inequality in the Post-World War II Era45
Ch. 4Trends in Earnings and Earnings Inequality81
Ch. 5Suggested Causes of Growing Inequality109
Ch. 6Inequality Before 1950131
Ch. 7International Comparisons157
Ch. 8The Future178
App. AInequality Measures189
App. BChanges in the Current Population Survey191
App. C: Statistics193
Notes199
Index215
About the Author229

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