Income Inequality

… a core concept in Socioeconomic and Political Context and Atlas105

Concept description

The Institute for Policy Studies (Inequality.org, reference below) defines income inequality as “the extent to which income is distributed in an uneven manner among a population.”

The Institute notes (see graphic to right) that:

“In the United States … the gap between the rich and everyone else, has been growing markedly, by every major statistical measure, for some 30 years.”

For more information on income inequality, as well as key statistics central to the main argument in Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All,” a video on the issue of income inequality, visit https://www.sandersinstitute.com/blog/inequality-for-all-a-visual-story.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Income Inequality and Poverty (core topic) in Socioeconomic and Political Context and Atlas105.

Source

Inequality.org (2017),  Facts: Income Inequality in the United States.” Institute for Policy Studies, at https://inequality.org/facts/income-inequality/, accessed 13 December 2018.

Page created by: Alec Wreford and Ian Clark, last modified on 13 December 2018.

Image: Inequality.org (2017),  Facts: Income Inequality in the United States.” Institute for Policy Studies, at https://inequality.org/facts/income-inequality/, accessed 13 December 2018.