Social Policy

Income Distribution

Reuters/Charles Platiau - French economist and academic Thomas Piketty, poses in his book-lined office at the French School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), in Paris May 12, 2014.

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Piketty Got It Right (At Least Most of It)

July 25, 2014, Dany Bahar

How do we reverse the increasing gap in incomes between and within countries? Dany Bahar examines rising inequality and solutions to reverse current patterns.

  • Interview | The Inter-American Dialogue’s Daily Latin America Advisor

    Would Higher Minimum Wages Benefit Latin Americans?

    October 14, 2013, Guillermo Vuletin

  • In the News

    Rebalancing of the distribution of income may play a role in unlocking the U.S. economy’s growth potential in a sustainable way.

    November 30, 2012, Kemal Derviş, Reuters
  • In the News

    A growing number of economists suspect that once inequality passes a certain point it may jeopardize economic stability and economic growth.

    November 29, 2012, Kemal Derviş, New York Times
  • In the News

    Because differences in income in the U.S. are believed to be related to skill and effort, and because social mobility is assumed to be high, inequality seems to be more acceptable than in Europe.

    October 16, 2012, Isabel V. Sawhill, The Guardian
  • In the News

    A big sliver of American society that generally does well tends to cluster in Washington. When people make the argument that $250,000 is middle income, that’s way higher than most of the country regards as middle income. But here in Washington, your next-door neighbor has that kind of income.

    September 20, 2012, William H. Frey, Washington Post
  • In the News

    We don't see very important neighborhood effects on those two outcomes that people have focused on. But the things that people had been focused on and worried about with neighborhoods aren't the full story. Helping poor families is about a lot more than just increasing their income.

    September 20, 2012, Jens Ludwig, Wall Street Journal
  • In the News

    [The price of gas] is the most visible price in the United States. It is in your face, literally as you drive down the street every day.

    April 23, 2012, William A. Galston, Reuters
  • Expert Q & A

    Great Recession Pushing Poverty Up

    September 16, 2010, Ron Haskins

  • Expert Q & A

    Is the American Dream a Myth?

    October 19, 2009, Ron Haskins and Isabel V. Sawhill

  • Expert Q & A

    Low-Income Families and Communities

    August 12, 2008, Alan Berube

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