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The Real Story Behind "Rising" U.S. Income Inequality

Ruth228 Wrote: May 28, 2013 12:47 PM
I hate to point out the obvious, but if we are talking about household income inequality could it have anything to do with the hispanic population growth (60% from 1990 - 2000) and another (40% from 2000 - 2010)? We pretty much doubled our hispanic population from 1990-2010. With that said, this is a culture of many 1st generation immigrants coming from 3rd world countries, in which poverty and multigenerational living situations are more commonplacce that with previous American populations. Just sayin....

Why is income inequality rising for U.S. families and households, but not for individual Americans?

Having now shown that there has been absolutely no significant change in the level of inequality among U.S. individual income earners from 1994 through 2010, we thought we'd take a step back and look at the data for U.S. families and for households to examine those trends over time.

The chart below shows what we find for each grouping of Americans according to their Gini Coefficient, where a value of...