How does economic inequality affect your health?

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Inequality and Health

How does inequality and health relate? Increasing evidence from scientists the world over indicates that many health outcomes — everything from life expectancy to infant mortality and obesity — can be linked to the level of economic inequality within a given population. Greater economic inequality appears to lead to worse health outcomes.

By greater inequality, epidemiologists — the scientists [...]

Where do you stand? Is this system fair?

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Wealth Inequality

Wealth inequality can be described as the unequal distribution of assets within a population. The United States exhibits wider disparities of wealth between rich and poor than any other major developed nation.

Defining Wealth

We equate wealth with “net worth,” the sum total of your assets minus your liabilities.

Examples of assets: checking and savings accounts, vehicles, a home that [...]

It’s the Inequality, Stupid! – Eleven Charts that Explain Everything that’s Wrong with America

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— By Dave Gilson and Carolyn Perot

HOW RICH ARE THE SUPERRICH?

A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.

Note: The 2007 data (the most current) doesn’t reflect the impact [...]