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The American study, led by James Ziliak, provides a rich understanding of trends in inequalities in the United States in recent decades, using carefully harmonised data.

Questions that this work sheds light on include:  How have labour market and income inequalities changed in recent decades, and how do they differ between people with different levels of education, between men and women? Which inequalities have increased and which have declined? How are they related to changes in labour market institutions, taxes and state transfers, and social changes? Answering these questions comprehensively requires a cross-national perspective, examining trends not only in one country, but documenting the experience of a range of different countries.

The report “Inequality in the United States:  1975 – 2022” analyses economic inequalities in coherent framework, which can be easily compared to, and read alongside, other similar report produced for other countries in this project.

The report

Inequality in the United States: 1975-2022 by Bradley Hardy, Shria Holla, Elizabeth Krause and James Ziliak

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Inequality in the United States