INEQUALITY, MOBILITY, AND BEING POOR IN AMERICA

@article{Horwitz2015INEQUALITYMA,
  title={INEQUALITY, MOBILITY, AND BEING POOR IN AMERICA},
  author={S. Horwitz},
  journal={Social Philosophy and Policy},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={70 - 91}
}
  • S. Horwitz
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • Social Philosophy and Policy
The conventional narrative that the last generation has seen the rich get richer and the poor get poorer while the middle class gets hollowed out has serious flaws. First, the claims of growing inequality overlook data on income mobility. It is not the same households who are rich and poor each year, and many poor households become richer over time. Second, the claim of middle class stagnation is largely a statistical deception based on an incomplete interpretation of median household income… Expand
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