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Who are the women in the top 1% and how do they make their money?

A lot of attention has been given to rising inequality and, in particular, to the increasing income share going to the top of the distribution in many countries. Researchers have studied many aspects of this development, such as the importance … Continue reading

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Educational choices can help explain income inequality in Germany

Rising levels of income inequality in many developed countries have led to much political and scientific controversy. One of the empirical challenges is to identify the causes and drivers of inequality. A new study by German economists Albrecht Glitz (Universitat … Continue reading

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Rise in earnings inequality is the biggest difficulty in today’s US labor market

A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the US labor market (2000-2016) finds a remarkable drop in the labor force participation rate; the nearly full recovery of unemployment from the depths of the Great Recession; and the continuing growth in … Continue reading

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Why UK income inequality has grown faster than you may think

Income inequality levels and trends are increasingly a subject of public discussion and have been analyzed in depth by economists and other social scientists. Major books about inequality receive wide attention, such as Tony Atkinson’s Inequality: What Can Be Done … Continue reading

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Intergenerational mobility and income inequality

Relatively less upward mobility of the least advantaged is one reason why intergenerational mobility is lower in the United States than in other countries to which Americans are often compared. But it is not the only reason. Intergenerational mobility is … Continue reading

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How preschool helps to fight inequality

The widening wage gap between college educated and non-college educated workers in the US and around the world has raised the question of how education policy can effectively mitigate this trend is highly topical. A new IZA discussion paper by … Continue reading

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