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  • 1. Income Inequality: Causes, Consequences, and Responses Todd Easton Associate Professor Pamplin School of Business University of Portland
  • 2. Shares of Wealth from the Video Wealth Inequality in America 5th4th 3rd Shares of Aggregate Income in 2011, from the Census Bureau 5th4th3rd2nd 1st
  • 3. 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 Average Incomes for Three Groups of Households (in 2011 dollars) Top 5% Fifth Quintile First Quintile +106% +78% +24% -6% -5% -11%
  • 4. An Outline Rising Inequality Causes Consequences Responses
  • 5. EPI, State of Working America
  • 6. David Autor, The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the US Labor Market Employment Growth for Ten Occupational Groups, 1979 to 2009
  • 7. US Census Bureau, Changin g American Households
  • 8. MilesCorak,“HowtoSlideDowntheGreatGatsbyCurve”
  • 9. Percent of Income Paid in Tax for Low Income Families in 2011 New York Times, “Who Doesn’t Pay Federal Taxes”
  • 10. Responses to Inequality • Raise after-tax incomes of low-income families • Decrease teen pregnancy • Improve high school outcomes

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