Income Inequality: Measuring the Gap

Using median household income, learn about a method to track trends in income inequality.

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Additional DataPost slides on income inequality:
Median Household Income: Life in the Middle
U.S. Household Incomes: A Snapshot


"Rising U.S. Wage Inequality: Whither the Middle Class?" FRBSF Video: Economics in Person (June 28, 2012).

Raskin, Sarah Bloom. (2013, April). Aspects of Inequality in the Recent Business Cycle. Speech presented at the "Building a Financial Structure for a More Stable and Equitable Economy" 22nd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies, New York, New York.

Daly, Mary C., Bart Hobijn, and Timothy Ni. "The Path of Wage Growth and Unemployment." FRBSF Economic Letter. (July 15, 2013).