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[IWS] INCOME INEQUALITY State by State ANALYSIS & TRENDS [26 January 2006]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 Director, IWS News Bureau

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute

Pulling apart: A state-by-state analysis of income trends [26 January 2006]
[full-text, 66 pages]

Press Release [26 January 2006]

Early Signs Suggest Inequality Now Growing Again After Brief Interruption
In most states, the gap between the highest-income families and poor and
middle-income families grew significantly between the early 1980s and the
early 2000s, according to a new study by the Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute. The study is one of the few to examine income
inequality at the state as well as national level.

The incomes of the country�s richest families have climbed substantially
over the past two decades, while middle- and lower-income families have seen
only modest increases. This trend is in marked contrast to the broadly shared
increases in prosperity between World War II and the 1970s.
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