Income

Income, which includes resources earned from work, returns on investment, and government transfers and benefits (e.g. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and unemployment insurance), is a key determinant of living standards. A comprehensive look at family and household income reveals that growing inequality has led to economic progress for low- and middle-income families that lags far behind the economy’s potential.

The basic contours of American incomes

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    Table 2.1 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.2 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.3 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.4 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2A in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2B in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2C in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.5 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2D in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2E in State of Working America 12th Edition

The Great Recession and American incomes

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    Figure 2F in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2G in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2H in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2I in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2J in State of Working America 12th Edition

Rising inequality of American incomes

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    Figure 2K in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2L in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2M in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.6 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2AA in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2AB in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2N in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2O in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2P in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2Q in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.7 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2R in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.8 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2S in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2T in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.9 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2U in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2V in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.10 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.11 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.12 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2W in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2X in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Figure 2Y in State of Working America 12th Edition

How much did middle-income living standards actually rise between 1979 and 2007?

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    Figure 2Z in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.13 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.14 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.15 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.16 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.17 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.18 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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    Table 2.19 in State of Working America 12th Edition

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