Inequality in America: Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives
Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives
Inequality in America: Facts, Trends, and International PerspectivesAuthor: Dadush, Uri,Dervis, Kemal,Sarah P. Milsom,Bennett StancilPublisher: Brookings InstitutionCategory: Poverty & Unemployment, Social Discrimination, Social Mobility, Social Classes, Central Government Policies, Economics, Economics, Macroeconomics, MacroeconomicsBook Format: Paperback
Income inequality has been on the rise since the late 1970s, but the economic and financial crisis of 2008 instigated an unemployment epidemic that dramatically compounded this problem in the United States and catapulted the issue to the center of debate. Inequality in America provides a snapshot of the issues posed by growing economic disparity, focusing particularly on America but drawing on international comparisons to help set the context. The authors examine the economic, technological, and political drivers of inequality as well as identify worrying trends associated with its rise, making the issues surrounding income distribution accessible to a wider public.
About Uri DadushUri Dadush is a senior associate and the director of the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA. Kemal Dervis is vice president and director of Global Economy and Development (GED) at the Brookings Institution, USA. Sarah Puritz Milsom and Bennett Stancil are, respectively, research analyst with GED at Brookings and research assistant in the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment, USA.
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