“income-inequality” Charts

20 Years of Income Inequality in One Picture »

From 1990 to 2007, wage inequality in the U.S. increased significantly. The bottom 90-95% went down. The top 5% went…

CEPR
by: CEPR
views: 410
Score: 9

The Rich Get Smarter: Higher SAT Scores for Richer Families »

Information collected from College Board, shows SAT test takers from higher earning families are more likely to achieve better SAT…

A.S.
by: A.S.
views: 309
Score: 8

White and Black Household Net Worth Most Unequal in 25 Years »

Along with any real lasting change in race relations in the United States must come a significant reevaluation of our…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 267
Score: 6

Unequal Rich Countries Exhibit Lower Social Mobility »

At least among these few countries, the more equal countries have higher social mobility (see graph). It looks as if…

Equality Trust
by: Equality Trust
views: 327
Score: 6

Fast-Food Workers Organize Protests To Demand Living Wage »

The fast-food industry is a $200 billion business, yet many chains offer wages just a dollar above the federal minimum…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 1699
Score: 5

Lower Educational Scores Linked to Income Inequality »

In an international analysis published in Lancet, and an analysis of the 50 US states published in Social Science and…

Equality Trust
by: Equality Trust
views: 240
Score: 4

Pay Rises, Purchasing Power Declines of Federal Minimum Wage »

The real value of the federal minimum wage in 2011 dollars was $7.91 in the 1960s, $8.02 in the 1970s.…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 103
Score: 4

More Money, More College... More College, More Money »

It's a vicious cycle, alright. That's why in Tennessee, a new bill provides two years of free tuition at a…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 476
Score: 3

US Family Income Growth 1947-2008 »

For 30 years America grew together. Our middle class prospered. Our impoverished gained economically. And our wealthiest grew their income…

United for a Fair Economy
by: United for a Fair Economy
views: 657
Score: 3

You need to make more to make it to the top as you get older »

It has been widely publicized that you need to earn $250k to get into the 1%. If you want to…

Stephen Ostermiller
by: Stephen Ostermiller
views: 86
Score: 2

Real Wage Growth Sputters Globally »

Despite leaps in labor productivity worldwide, larger and larger shares of national income have been siphoned off to capital. In…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 116
Score: 2

Universities Ramp Up Aid for Wealthy, Leaving Poor Behind »

An analysis of new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that from 1996-2012, public colleges and universities gave…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 64
Score: 2

Once Upon a Time, Our Middle Topped Our Top »

In 1967, annual Census surveys show, America's middle 20 percent collected more income than America's top 5 percent. New Census…

Institute for Policy Studies
by: Institute for Policy Studies
views: 221
Score: 2

Pay Rises, Purchasing Power Declines of Federal Minimum Wage »

The value of the federal minimum-wage in 2011-dollars was $8.02 in the 1970s. After 1979, the minimum declined markedly. Even…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 109
Score: 2

Gap between top .01% and bottom 90% now near all-time high »

America's wealthiest averaged 1,000 times the income of America's bottom 90 percent last year. In the middle of the 20th…

Institute for Policy Studies
by: Institute for Policy Studies
views: 465
Score: 2

Tax Reform: Will Congress Opt for 1% or for All? »

Tax rates get all the media play. But "tax expenditures" -- the loopholes that give some income preferential treatment over…

Institute for Policy Studies
by: Institute for Policy Studies
views: 71
Score: 2

Why Are People Poor? By Party »

Democrats and Republicans have nearly diametrically opposed views on the reason most poor people in America have ended up that…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 157
Score: 2

Why Are People Poor? »

In 1994, Americans were just as likely to blame "not-working" as they were to blame "not-earning-enough" for the poor's lack…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 370
Score: 2

Upward Mobility: 10 Winning Cities »

Although upward mobility has remained relatively constant over the last 30 years, the opportunity to move up the income ladder…

New Economy Working Group
by: New Economy Working Group
views: 73
Score: 1

Income Inequality Grows for 7 out of 10 people Globally »

Consider the recent World Economic Forum, which recently brought together some of the brightest minds and largest purses, when looking…

Matt Hartill
by: Matt Hartill
views: 52
Score: 1

UK: Top Fifth Inherit Over 142 Times More Than Bottom Fifth »

New analysis by The Equality Trust of ONS statistics has found that the top fifth of inheritors received over 142…

Equality Trust
by: Equality Trust
views: 102
Score: 1

The Terrifying Reality of Wealth and U.S. Income Inequality »

What do you think is the ideal division of wealth in your country? What do you think is the actual…

Equality Trust
by: Equality Trust
views: 91
Score: 1

Minimum Wage: States Pick Up Where Fed Government Falters »

It has been over four years since Congress raised the federal minimum-wage. By all of the commonly used benchmarks –…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 111
Score: 1

Amid Drastic Inequality, Many Feel They Are 'Falling Behind' »

7 in 10 Americans making less than $30,000 a year feel their incomes are falling behind the rising cost of…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 37

Four Guys Made More Than 157,800 Kindergarten Teachers »

In 2013, four hedge fund managers made more than 157,800 kindergarten teachers put together, earning a total of $10.4 billion.…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 76

Upward Mobility: Steer Clear of Here »

Although upward mobility has remained relatively constant over the last 30 years, the opportunity to move up the income ladder…

US Has 2nd Highest Rate of Impoverished Children Among Rich »

While Congress continues to dramatically reduce social-spending, including food stipends and education, reports reveal the magnitude of child poverty in…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 298

Income Inequality Deepened by Great Recession »

In the years after the initial Wall Street crash, the top 1% of America's earners brought home 95% of the…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 54

Child Poverty Remains an Issue in the US »

Americans have demonstrated a remarkable ability to dismiss poverty in our country. Of the world’s top 35 richest countries, the…

Roosevelt Institute
by: Roosevelt Institute
views: 479

Latinos Lost 43% of Net Worth During Recession. Whites: 7% »

The worst economic downturn since the Great Depression produced dramatically disparate racial consequences. White families experienced a 6.7 percent decline…

Equal Countries Spend More of National Income on Aid »

Greater equality within rich countries seems to lead them to adopt policies which are more helpful to poorer countries. Rich…

Equality Trust
by: Equality Trust
views: 238

Worldwide, Median Household Income About $10,000 »

The median annual household income worldwide is $9,733, and the median per-capita household income is $2,920, according to new Gallup…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 237

10:1 — The Fight For a Fair Wage Ratio »

At St. Mary's College in Maryland, students, staff and faculty are campaigning to tie the earnings of the school's highest-paid…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 380

Mental Illness More Prevalent in Unequal Rich Countries »

As the graph shows, mental illness is much more common in more unequal countries. Among these countries, mental illness is…

Equality Trust
by: Equality Trust
views: 282

Health and Social Problems Worse in More Unequal Countries »

In rich countries, a smaller gap between rich and poor means a happier, healthier, and more successful population. Just look…

Equality Trust
by: Equality Trust
views: 163
NEXT »