Income and Wealth Inequality

Income and Wealth Inequality

  • gender pay gap

    Job Flexibility and the Gender Pay Gap

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Jobs with more flexibility in hours tend to pay less. How does this affect the gender pay gap?

  • economic mobility

    Economic Mobility, Residual Wealth and Policy Implications

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    How likely are children to be in the same economic spot as their parents? And which type of policies may be more effective at promoting economic mobility?

  • income and wealth persistence

    Income Persists More than Wealth between Generations

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    The economic status of parents appears to influence their kids’ status, and this is more prevalent with income than wealth.

  • data for measuring income inequality

    How Is Income Inequality Measured?

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Studies using different data sources reach various conclusions on income inequality, depending on the definition used for income.

  • income inequality

    How Has Income Inequality Changed over the Years?

    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Income inequality was flat or declining until the 1970s, but has been rising ever since.

  • stock prices and income inequality

    Are Rising Stock Prices Related to Income Inequality?

    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Wealthy households have greater access to stock markets, and income inequality and stock prices have both risen since the 1970s.

  • Wealth Concentration

    Wealth Is Becoming More Concentrated among the Richest Families

    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    The growth in wealth share by the wealthiest families is picking up steam. 

  • lifetime education benefits

    Lifetime Education Benefits Have Never Been So High

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    Education plays a large role in workers’ earnings over their lifetime, and the financial benefits of additional education have grown.

  • What Roles Do Age and Birth Year Play in Income and Wealth?

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    The gap in wealth between the young and old has widened considerably over the past quarter-century.

  • An Overview of the Connection between Education and Wealth

    Thursday, July 09, 2015

    Researchers with the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability present their findings on the impact higher levels of education seem to have on household income and wealth. 


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