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Q: Income Disparity in the United States ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Income Disparity in the United States
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: edgavin-ga
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Posted: 03 Apr 2006 02:25 PDT
Expires: 23 Jul 2006 00:43 PDT
Question ID: 714880
Has income disparity become worse in the United States in the last 50
years?  Please use census data and adjust dollars for inflation. 
Please group supporting data into 5 categories: bottom 10%, lower
income, middle class, upper income, top 10%.
Would prefer analysis of raw data from census, no newspaper article summaries.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Apr 2006 19:53 PDT

Income disparity data certainly exists for the US, but before making
the effort to track it down, tweak it, and write up an answer, it
would help to know from you:

1.  What if the data doesn't extend back 50 years?

2.  What if the data is presented differently from your five groups --
e.g. even quintiles, rather than top and bottom 10%?

Let me know what you think.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Apr 2006 20:02 PDT
For instance, here's a table going back not quite fifty years:
Income Equality 

showing the (gasp!) rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer,
though by smaller increments than one might have suspected.

Is that the answer you were seeking?  If not, what additional
information would you need to make for a complete answer to your


Clarification of Question by edgavin-ga on 18 Apr 2006 19:41 PDT
Clarification for question:
The 50 year range is not cirtical, between 40 - 50 years is OK, but
not less that 40--say 1970 or thereabouts.
You can break up the data in quintiles if that is easier.

A related question is has the middle class grown richer in real
dollars in the same period.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 18 Apr 2006 19:51 PDT

I don't fully understand your clarification.

The link I gave you earlier:
Income Equality 

already *has* data going back 40+ years, and it provides quintiles.  

Have I answered your original question to your satisfaction?

As for your follow-up question, you are probably best off posting that
as a separate question here at Google Answers.

Let me know what you think.

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