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Changing Inequality
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Changing Inequality

Rebecca M. Blank

Abstract

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of an economic trend that has been reshaping the United States over the past three decades: rapidly rising income inequality. It provides an overview of how and why the level and distribution of income and wealth has changed since 1979, sets this situation within its historical context, and investigates the forces that are driving it. Among other factors, the book looks closely at changes within families, including women's increasing participation in the work force. The book includes some surprising findings—for example, that per-person income has rise ... More

Keywords: income inequality, income, wealth, families, women, social groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520266926
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520266926.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca M. Blank, author