Median Household Income: Life in the Middle

Building on the overall household distribution, learn about the trend in median household incomes as a precursor to income inequality.

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Additional DataPost slides on income inequality:
Income Inequality: Measuring the Gap
U.S. Household Incomes: A Snapshot


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

Bengali, Leila and Mary C. Daly. "U.S. Economic Mobility: The Dream and the Data." FRBSF Economic Letter. (March 4, 2013).