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United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality

Diana Furchtgott-Roth


Few topics are more certain to generate a lively debate among any group of individuals than the causes and consequences of income inequality. Economists are prone to similar, although more reasoned and empirically based, debates. This book is a curated collection of essays that explore a wide range of viewpoints about income inequality in the United States. Neither income nor income inequality is easily quantified and, consequently, economists have different views about what is the best measure. Economists also offer differing explanations for the sources of income inequality and its ultimate ... More

Keywords: Income inequality, government investment, economic opportunity, income distribution, immigration, racial disparities, gender gap, wage premium, demographic change, labor market

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197518199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197518199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, editor
Economist, US Dept of the Treasury

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