Income Inequality = Less Opportunity

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5 Charts that Show How Increasing Income Inequality Leads to Less Opportunity

SOURCE: AP/ Marcio Jose Sanchez

If there is high income inequality, children will likely experience low economic mobility and opportunity as adults.

By Nick Bunker | December 5, 2012

High levels of income inequality are associated with low levels of economic mobility, argues University of Ottawa economist Miles Corak in a new report [...]

A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality

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By Chad StoneHannah ShawDanilo Trisi and Arloc Sherman ||

Some very interesting data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities….

The broad facts of income inequality over the past six decades are easily summarized:

  • The years from the end of World War II into the 1970s were ones of substantial economic growth and broadly shared prosperity.
    • Incomes grew rapidly and at roughly [...]