Drawing on a variety of data on family incomes, taxes, wages, employment, wealth, health care and poverty, this text provides a portrait of the living standards of Americans in the mid-1990s. It contains up-to-date data from the US Census.
Table of Contents
Executive Summary, Introduction, Presentation & Methodology, Acknowledgements, CHAPTER 1: Family Income: Slow and Unequal Growth, CHAPTER 2: Taxes: A Further Cause of Worsening Inequality, CHAPTER 3: Wages: Working Longer for Less, CHAPTER 4: Jobs: Worsening Underemployment, CHAPTER 5: Wealth: Losses for Most, Gains for Few, CHAPTER 6: Poverty: High Rates of Poverty Unresponsive to Economic Expansion, CHAPTER 7: Regional Analysis: The Differences in Growth by Region and Residence, CHAPTER 8: Losing Access to Basic Necessities: Education, Housing, Health Care, and Child Care, CHAPTER 9: International Comparisons: The United States is Falling Behind, Table Notes, Figure Notes, Appendix, Bibliography
Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, John Schmitt