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Income Distribution, Inequality and Poverty

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Franklin Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address, January 1937.

World Top Income Shares

Basic family budget calculator, Eco. Policy Institute

Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America

Economic Condition of African American CommunityEPI, State of Working America

Top CEOs Make 300 Times More than Typical Workers: Pay Growth Surpasses Stock Gains and Wage Growth of Top 0.1 Percent, Mishel & Davis, EPI 6/15

How Much do you Need to Earn to Afford a Modest Apartment in Your State? Out of Reach 2015

Policy Basics: The Estate Tax CBPP, 3/15

The Poor Get Prison: The Criminalization of Poverty, IPS 3/15

Income Inequality in a Nutshell: Wall St Bonuses Exceed Pay of All Full-Time Minimum Wage Workers, Mother Jones, 3/15

Image Off the Deep End: Wall St. Bonus Pool& Low-Wage Workers, Anderson, IPS 3/15

Who gained from income growth? interactive chart on inequality, 1917-2008 EPI

How Much More (Or Less) Would You Make If We Rolled Back Inequality?Bui, NPR

Power from the People, [Inequality fed by union decline] IMF, Jaumotte & Buitron 3/15

Race Inequality between US Whites and African-Americans by the Numbers, Cole 11/14

Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality, Gordon 9/14

Inequality and the Case for Unions, Koechlin, 6/14

Profile of the Working Poor2012, BLS 3/14

State of the Dream Reports [Racial Wealth Divide]

How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy Hartmann et al, IWPR 1/14

Crucial Role of Safety Net in Lowering U.S. Poverty RatesWimer et al, 12/13

Growing trade deficit with China cost the U.S. economy $37.0 billion in lost wages in 2011 Scott, EPI 9/13

Change the Rules [video on international inequality]

Why the US Lags Other Advanced Economies in Women’s Employment, Appelbaum 11/13

Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013, 12/13

The Unfinished March, Austin, EPI 6/13

Hunger in America: 2014

New Census Numbers Make it Official: 2000-2010 Was a Lost Economic Decade

Rising Income Inequality and the Role of Shifting Market-Income Distribution, Tax Burdens, and Tax Rates, Fieldhouse, EPI, 6/13

Financial Security of Elderly Americans at Risk, EPI 6/13

Rising Extreme Poverty in the United States and the Response of Federal Means-Tested Transfer Programs, Shaefer & Edin 5/13

The New American Economy: A Rising Tide that Lifts Only Yachts, TCF 1/13

Ten Myths about the Estate Tax CBPP 11/12

U.S. lags behind peer countries in mobility, Gould,EPI 10/12

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the US 2011, US Densus 9/12

How Well Does TANF Proide IncomeSupportfor Poor Families? CBPP 8/12

Best and Worst Countries for Women, 6/12

Did Income Inequality Cause the Financial Crisis? Landy, TCF 5/12

Striking It Richer:The Evolution of Top Incomes in the US, Saez, updated 3/12

Extreme Poverty in the United States, 1996 to 2011, Edin & Shaefer, NPC 2/12

How Do States' Safety Net Policies Affect Poverty? Wheaton et al, Urban Instit, 9/11

How Inequality Harms Societies, R. Wilkinson, TED video, 10/11

How Growing Inequality Led to Shrinking Democracy, Meltdown, & Mass Unemployment, Goldberg 9/11

Who are the 1% and What Do They Do for a Living? New Deal 2.0, 10/11

Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 & 2007, CBO 10/11

Employment Crisis Worsens for Black Women during the Recovery, NWLC 8/11

What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America's Crippling Jobs Crisis, Kroll

Two Years of Economic Recovery: Women Lose Jobs, Men Find Them, Kochhar, 7/11

America’s Tax System Is Not as Progressive as You Think, CTJ, 4/11

Nine Pictures Of The Extreme Income/Wealth Gap, D. Johnson, 2/11

Great Recession Hit Hard at America’s Working Poor: Nearly 1 In 3 Working Families in United States are Low-Income, Roberts et al, Winter 2011

Education is Not the Cure for HighUnemployment or Income Inequality, Mishel EPI, 1/11

Race, Ethnicity and the Economy, EPI

Does America Promote Mobility as Well as Other Nations? Pew, 11/11

Americans prefer Sweden's wealth distribution to ours, Ariely & Norton

Income inequality in dollars and cents, EPI, 11/10

Poor healthcare may shorten American lives, U.S. ranks 49th in life expectancy Reuters 10/10
Poor men have shorter lives, EPI 10/10

Looking at Today’s Poverty Numbers, Sherman, CBPP 9/10

Why Bad Things Happen to Unequal People, Pizzigati, 7/10

"Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.–How the Working Poor Became Big Business", Rivlin video, 7/10

Why More Equality?, The Equality Trust, UK

A long and persistent middle-class squeeze, EPI, 2/01

Why Welfare Reform Fails Its Recession Test, Edelman Ehrenreich, Wash.P, 12/09

In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap, Luo, NYT, 11/09

Divided We Stand:Why Inequality Keeps Rising [OECD Countries] 2011

Discrimination and Black Male Unemployment, Austin, EPI, 6/09

The City That Ended Hunger [Belo Horizonte, Brazil] F.M. Lappé, 3/09

New Estimates of Economic Inequality in America, 1959–2004, Zacharias et al Levy, 4/09

Growing disparities in life expectancy, E. Gould, EPI, 7/08

Official poverty measure undercounts the nation's poor, Bernstein, EPI, 7/08

Ending Plutocracy: A 12-Step Program, Anderson and Pizzigati, Chart Nation, 6/08

"Interplay of Politics and Law to Promote Health: Improving Economic Equality and Health: The Case of Postwar Japan," Bezruchka, Namekata, & Sistrom, AJPH 4/08 http://tinyurl.com/nu22efa

Inequality: Bad for Your Health An interview with Ichiro Kawachi, Harvard Sch/Public Health, $ &Sense, Jan/Feb 08

Hunger & Homelessness Survey, US Conf. of Mayors, 12/07

Income share, richest 10% for past 90 years ests Piketty & Saez

Who's Grabbing All the New Pie?, Mishel, EPI, 8/07

Recent Trends in Household Wealth in the U.S., Wolff, 6/07

Share of National Income Going to Wages and Salaries at Record Low in 2006: Share of Income Going to Corporate Profits at Record High, CBPP 3/07

Lies, Damn Lies and Poverty Statistics: How an archaic measurement keeps millions of poor Americans from being counted, Christopher Moraff, 2/06

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