The CBO report, “Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007″, found that
After-tax income for the highest-income households grew more than it did for any other group. (After-tax income is income after federal taxes have been deducted and government transfers—which are payments to people through such programs as Social …Click to Read More
A recent Wall Street Journal article on how US corporations are adjusting to a shrinking middle class, Ellen Byron writes:
In the wake of the worst recession in 50 years, there’s little doubt that the American middle class—the 40% of households with annual incomes between $50,000 and $140,000 a year—is in distress. Even before …Click to Read More
The New York Times has a new interactive feature that enables you to construct maps using census data gathered between 2005 and 2009. You can display maps for race and ethnicity, income, housing, and education, and can look up any city or zipcode. Play around with different cities. Anyone who as taken an urban …Click to Read More
A recent US Census Bureau report analyzing gender wage disparity in the US shows Washington State in the bottom quartile of states ranked in terms of gender wage parity, which is about 75% in Washington State as opposed to the national average of about 80%.
Today’s New York Times Economix blog offers further breakdowns …Click to Read More