Researchers track income inequality in the U.S.

05/14/2014 | Atlantic Cities, The

Income inequality has intensified since 1979 and has grown especially quickly in the Midwest, Northeast and California, according to an analysis by researchers at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. There is a correlation between the level of income inequality in a state and the percentage of its population that has not completed high school, the data show. "But the biggest factor in the growth of inequality ... is simply the size and density of states," writes Richard Florida, the institute's director.

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