Income Inequality

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Additional Resources

Online Resources


AAUW: The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap (2014)

The Cause of Rising Income Inequality (The National Bureau of Economic Research)

Distribution of Income

For Richer, For Poorer (The Economist)

Huffington Post: This is Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

Income Inequality and Assortive Mating (PEW)

Income Inequality News (Bloomberg)

Books on Inequality

Pew Research Center: Income Inequality

Social Inequality (Russell Sage Foundation)

Urban Institute: Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation


Economic Policy Institute: Lopside Income Growth in Pennsylvania, 1979 to 2007

Increasingly Unequal in Pennsylvania: Income Inequality, 1917 to 2011

Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center: Income Inequality

Pennsylvania Median Household Income, 2006-2010

WomenVotePA: Gender Income Inequality in Pennslyvania: County-by-County

United States

America's Middle Class: Poorer Than You Think (CNN Money)

Invisible Children

The Unequal State of America

A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends of Income Inequality

Measuring Trends in Leisure

Poverty in America - 20/20, Camden, NJ

US Income Inequality (The Huffington Post)

Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power

When Income Grows, Who Gains?
(The State of Working America)


Distribution of Family Income - Country Comparison (CIA, The World Factbook)

How a Lack of Toilets Puts India's Women at Risk of Assault (NPR)

Income Inequality and Wealth Distribution by Country

Inequality Watch

OECD Work on Income Distribution and Poverty

Population Health Forum

The Standardized World Income Inequality Database

The UC Atlas of Global Inequality

Wealth and Poverty (UIUC Center for Global Studies)

At the Library

  • Who Stole the American Dream? / Hedrick Smith (E839.5 .S59 2012)
  • Income Inequality / edited by Sidney Weintraub (H1 .A4 vol.409)
  • The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality / by Brian Milanovic (HC79 .I5 M547 2011)
  • The Changing Face of Inequality: Urbanization, Industrial Development, and Immigrants in Detroit, 1880-1920 / Olivier Zunz (HC108 .D6 Z86 1982)
  • The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It / Timothy Noah; with illustrations by Catherine Mulbrandon (HC110 .I5 N63 2012)
  • The Price of Inequality / Joseph E. Stiglitz (HC110 .I5 S867 2012)
  • American Dream Dying: The Changing Lot of the Least Advantaged / Peter D. McClelland & Peter H. Tobin (HC110 .P6 M337 2010)
  • The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as if the Future Matters / Diane Coyle (HD87 .C69 2012)
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America / Barbara Ehrenreich (HD4918 .E375 2001)


Videos / Films

American Dream Myth - Stiglitz on Income Inequality

Inequality for All (Part 1 of 3), (2 of 3), (3 of 3), Film Web Site

Income Inequality (NOW / PBS)

Need to Know: Economic Inequality and Mobility (PBS)

Income Inequality and the Minimum Wage

MetroFocus: Special on Income Inequality

Viva la Causa

Wealth Inequality in America

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