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Inequality and institutions in 20th century America

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, MA .
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We provide a comprehensive view of widening income inequality in the United States contrasting conditions since 1980 with those in earlier postwar years. We argue that the income distribution in each period was strongly shaped by a set of economic institutions. The early postwar years were dominated by unions, a negotiating framework set in the Treaty of Detroit, progressive taxes, and a high minimum wage - all parts of a general government effort to broadly distribute the gains from growth. More recent years have been characterized by reversals in all these dimensions in an institutional pattern known as the Washington Consensus. Other explanations for income disparities including skill-biased technical change and international trade are seen as factors operating within this broader institutional story. Keywords: Income inequality, Institutions, Treaty of Detroit, Washington Consensus. JEL Classifications: J31, J53, N32.

Edition Notes

Other titlesInequalities and institutions in twentieth century America
StatementFrank Levy [and] Peter Temin
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 07-17, Revised., Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 07-17.
ContributionsTemin, Peter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination57 p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24642954M
OCLC/WorldCa166886151

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The rate of poverty exhibited a long-run downward trend from about 60—70 percent in the earlier years of the century to the 12—14 percent range in recent years, with considerable fluctuation around this secular trend. Inequality was high and rising during the first three decades and peaked during the Depression. While it began to stagnate, productivity has continued to climb. Biases also operate in other spheres of life with strong knock-on effects on labor market outcomes. But it is likely to have a large impact on gender inequality, particularly in countries where other measures are already in place. Public income transfer programs have reduced poverty rates appreciably in recent decades.


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The Twentieth Century Record of Inequality and Poverty in the United States

For the top 0. Today, thanks to the Trump tax cut enacted inour wealthiest can use those donations to write off up to 60 percent of that income. But for 30, very wealthy Americans, the century has brought consistently rising incomes beyond the dreams of previous generations.

The gender pay gap is not a direct metric of discrimination. All figures are real dollars, adjusted for inflation. Further, corporations directing profits to shareholders are not reinvesting the money in the firm or paying workers more.

Wealth inequality in the United States

Control over household resources Women often have no control over their personal earned income The chart plots cross-country estimates of the share of women who are not involved in decisions about their own income. Inequality was high and rising during the first three decades and peaked during the Depression.

The reason is that the rich in wealth are not necessarily the individuals with the highest income. By the end of World War IIsocial Darwinist and eugenic theories had fallen out of favor in the United States and much of Europe—partly due to their associations with Nazi programs and propaganda, and because these theories were scientifically unfounded.

Eugenics became a popular social movement in the United States that peaked in the s and s. Second, if we focus on groups of workers with roughly similar jobs, tenure and education, we also see a narrowing.

Economic inequality by gender

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The Federal Reserve data show that even among the top 10 percent of households in America, median income declined between and Many rights have been gained, as well as much has been achieved throughout the journey to gain rights.

Factors that contribute to this gap in wages are things such as level of education, labor market demand and supply, gender differences, growth in technology, and personal abilities. Public income transfer programs have reduced poverty rates appreciably in recent decades. The line shows national averages, while the dots show averages for rich and poor households i.

Interestingly, this chart also shows that in Eastern Europe there was important progress in the periodbut there was a reversal after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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