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Macroeconomic activity and income inequality in the United States

Joseph H. Haslag

Macroeconomic activity and income inequality in the United States

by Joseph H. Haslag

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Published by Jai Press in Greenwich, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Income distribution -- United States.,
    • United States -- Economic policy -- 1945-

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 183-188.

      Statementby Joseph H. Haslag, William R. Russell, Daniel Slottje.
      SeriesContemporary studies in economic and financial analysis ;, v. 55
      ContributionsRussell, William R., Slottje, Daniel Jonathan, 1957-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC106.5 .H34 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 191 p. :
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2209963M
      ISBN 101559380039
      LC Control Number89032429

        In , the wealthiest one-fifth of American families accounted for percent of the nation's income, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based research organization. In contrast, the poorest one-fifth earned just percent of the nation's income, and the poorest 40 percent accounted for only 14 percent of income. Socioeconomic mobility in the United States refers to the upward or downward movement of Americans from one social class or economic level to another, through job changes, inheritance, marriage, connections, tax changes, innovation, illegal activities, hard work, lobbying, luck, health changes or other factors.. This vertical mobility can be the change in socioeconomic status between parents.

      The tradeoff in Figure (b) then flattens out in the area between points D and E, which reflects the pattern that a number of countries that provide similar levels of income to their citizens—the United States, Canada, European Union nations, Japan, and Australia—have different levels of inequality. The pattern suggests that countries.   The U.S., Brazil, and Mexico have very high income and wealth inequality. The World Bank reports the respective Gini coefficients for recent years () at .

      Income and Poverty in the United States: 1. Income and Poverty in the United States: INTRODUCTION. The U.S. Census Bureau collects data. and publishes estimates on income and poverty in order to evaluate national economic trends as well as to understand their impact on the well-being of households, families, and individuals. This. Income taxes have long been seen as a vehicle for reducing inequality. However, even significant increases in the top rate would produce only modest declines in inequality. Truly reversing inequality would require nearly tripling the tax burden of the top 1 percent, a policy that could have a substantial negative impact on economic growth.


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