Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America
The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America
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To what extent are major social and political problems caused by basic income and unemployment trends? Is it possible to restore the kind of broadly shared prosperity the U.S. once experienced before the early 1970s? Some of the top economists of our time address these critical questions.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures, Preface: Restoring Broadly Shared Prosperity, Acknowledgments, Overview: Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America, PART I. INTRODUCTION: OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICA, 1. Recent Trends in the Distribution of Household Wealth, 2. The Effects of Economic Growth and Inequality on Opportunity, 3. Economic Outcomes and Mental Health, 4. One More Chance: Cities in the Twenty-first Century Economy, 5. Jobless Ghettos: The Social Implications of the Disappearance of Work in Segregated Neighborhoods, 6. The Labor Market for Young African-American Men: Recent Trends, Causes, and Implications, 7. Including Latinos in Broadly Shared Prosperity, 8. Crime and Prosperity: Neighborhood Explanations for Change in Crime Rates, 9. Closing the Gap: Women's Economic P rogress and Future Prospects, PART II. FORCES FOR CHANGE: TECHNOLOGY, GLOBALIZATION, AND DEMOGRAPHICS, 10. The Workplace Implications of Global Technological Advance, 11. The Networked Economy, 12. Globalization of Financial Markets, 13. Why the Baby-Bust Cohorts Haven't Boomed Yet: A Re-Examination of Cohort Effects on Wage Inequality in the United States, 14. Social and Political Impacts of Recent Trends in U.S. Immigration, PART III. POLICIES TO RESTORE SHARED PROSPERITY, A. National and International Economic Policy, 15. What Can Macro-Policy Do?, 16. Budgets and Taxes, 17. Social Security: A New Deal Program for the Twenty-first Century, 18. Pension Policies to Maintain Workers' Access to Retirement, 19. Public Investment for a Twenty-first Century Economy, 20. Trade and Inequality, B. Education, 21. Schooling, Learning, and Economic Growth, 22. How the United States Can Develop a World-Class Education System, 23. Transition from School to Work: Black, Hispanic, and White Men in the 1980s, C. Labor Market Policies, 24. Wages and the Service Sector, 25. A Thirty-Five-Year Perspective on Workforce Development Programs, 26. Public Labor Market Policies for the Twenty-first Century, 27. Public Service Employment: A Look Back and a Look Ahead, 28. Public Service Employment: Lessons from U.S. Experience in the 1970s, 29. Employer Training: The High Road, the Low Road, and the Muddy Middle Path, D. Health Care, 30. Health Care for Low-Income People, E. Industrial Relations, 31. Reconstructing the Social Contract in Employment Relations, 32. Employee Involvement and Representation: Economic and Policy Implications, F. Corporate Governance, 33. Financial Market Barriers to High-Performance Work Organizations, 34. Restoring Broadly Shared Prosperity: A Business Perspective, G. Communities, Regions, and Rural and Urban Areas, 35. Justice at the Gates of the City: A Model for Shared Prosperity, 36. Access to Capital and Inner-City Revitalization: Urban Policy After Proposition, 37. The U.S. Rural Economy in Historical and Global Context, 38. Prosperity and Inequality Among America's Cities and Regions, List of Contributors, Index