Skip to main content

Home/ New Community Paradigms/ Group items tagged inequality

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Brian G. Dowling

The REAL Story of Wealth Creation - Joe Brewer - Medium - 2 views

  •  
    It is vital that we understand the physical nature of wealth so we can envision and build economic systems that are capable of (1) reducing chronic inequality in the world; (2) recognizing the inherent value of nature as a foundational building block for any economic system; and (3) exploring the 'design space' of all possible economic systems to find those best suited for planetary sustainability.
Brian G. Dowling

Economic growth in the United States: A tale of two countries - Equitable Growth - 0 views

  •  
    Over the past 40 years, economic inequality in the United States has returned to levels last seen in the 1920s. Today, the United States is in the top quarter of the world's most unequal countries. Economic mobility-a child's likelihood of occupying a different position on the income ladder than his or her parents did-has fallen well behind Canada, Great Britain, and other advanced economies. And inequality has worsened over the course of the current economic recovery.
Brian G. Dowling

Health Inequality Project - 0 views

  •  
    The Health Inequality Project uses big data to measure differences in life expectancy by income across areas and identify strategies to improve health outcomes for low-income Americans.
Brian G. Dowling

Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county | Economic Policy... - 0 views

  •  
    What this report finds: Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s and in many states is up in the post-Great Recession era. In 24 states, the top 1 percent captured at least half of all income growth between 2009 and 2013, and in 15 of those states, the top 1 percent captured all income growth. In another 10 states, top 1 percent incomes grew in the double digits, while bottom 99 percent incomes fell. For the United States overall, the top 1 percent captured 85.1 percent of total income growth between 2009 and 2013. In 2013 the top 1 percent of families nationally made 25.3 times as much as the bottom 99 percent.
Brian G. Dowling

Interactive: The Unequal States of America | Economic Policy Institute - 0 views

  •  
    Income trends have varied from state to state, and within states. But a pattern is apparent: the growth of top 1% incomes. Explore inequality in this interactive feature.
Brian G. Dowling

The Growing Size and Incomes of the Upper Middle Class | Urban Institute - 0 views

  •  
    This report uses absolute income thresholds adjusted for inflation and family size to show that the size of the upper middle class grew from 12.9 percent of the population in 1979 to 29.4 percent in 2014. In terms of shares of total income, the middle class controlled a bit more than 46 percent of all incomes in 1979, while the upper middle class and rich controlled 30 percent. By 2014, the rich and upper middle class controlled 63 percent of all incomes, while the middle class share had shrunk to 26 percent.
Brian G. Dowling

A Dozen Facts about America's Struggling Lower-Middle-Class | Brookings Institution - 1 views

  •  
    This Hamilton Project policy paper provides a dozen facts on struggling lower-middle-class families focusing on two key challenges: food insecurity, and the low return to work for struggling lower-middle-class families who lose tax and transfer benefits as their earnings increase. These facts highlight the critical role of federal tax and transfer programs in providing income support to families struggling to remain out of poverty.
1 - 7 of 7
Showing 20 items per page