Inequality and Growth in the United States : Evidence from a New State-level Panel of Income Inequality Measures

@inproceedings{Frank2009InequalityAG,
  title={Inequality and Growth in the United States : Evidence from a New State-level Panel of Income Inequality Measures},
  author={Mark W. Frank},
  year={2009}
}
This paper introduces a new comprehensive panel of annual state-level income inequality measures spanning the postwar period 1945–2004. For many states, the share of income held by the top decile experienced a prolonged period of stability after World War II, followed by a substantial increase in inequality during the 1980s and 1990s. This paper also… CONTINUE READING