United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality

 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 1. August 2020
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  • 288 Seiten
 
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Over the past 75 years, household income in the United States has increased substantially. Still, by some measures, income inequality has increased as well. This has been the subject of contested public policy and political discourse. The question still stands: How can we better articulate the nuanced changes in American incomes? It is difficult to have conversations about income inequality without an agreed-upon set of terms, metrics, and concepts. United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality, edited by Diana Furchtgott-Roth, examines the trends in income growth in the United States and explores various measures of income, including market, post-tax, and post-transfer income. Within each chapter, distinguished experts explain how income and wealth--and the way we measure them--have changed in the United States, which demographic groups have benefited from these changes, and how mobility has changed over time and over generations. Specific chapters explain the roles of gender and race. The resulting book is relevant to modern international policy, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and addresses what can be done to increase economic mobility in the United States.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • USA
  • 4,37 MB
978-0-19-751821-2 (9780197518212)
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Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth is an economist and author of five books on economic policy. She previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the US Department of the Treasury and now serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the US Department of Transportation.
Introduction, Diana Furchtgott-Roth Chapter 1: The Ins and Outs of Measuring Income Inequality in the United States, Steven Rose Chapter 2: Income and Wealth Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications, Emmanuel Saez Chapter 3: Improving Economic Opportunity in the United States, Jared Bernstein Chapter 4: Income Growth and its Distribution from Eisenhower to Obama: The Growing Importance of In-Kind Transfers (1959-2016), James Elwell, Kevin Corinth, and Richard V. Burkhauser Chapter 5: Top Income Shares and the Difficulties of Using Tax Data, Gerald Auten and David Splinter Chapter 6: The Effects of the Movement of Women into the Workforce on Income Trends, Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Beila Leboeuf Chapter 7: Explaining Race and Gender Wage Gaps, June O'Neill and Dave O'Neill Chapter 8: The Distribution of Wealth in America, 1983-2013, John C. Weicher Chapter 9: Public Opinion on Inequality, Karlyn Bowman and Eleanor O'Neil Chapter 10: Economics of Inequality in High-Wage Economies, Edward Conard

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