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Inequalities of Wealth and Income

Inequalities of Wealth and Income   Reference library

Edward N. Wolff

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
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... and 1989 , showed an ambiguous trend from 1989 to 2007 . The share of wealth held by the top 5 percent of earners rose by 2.8 percentage points from 1983 to 1989 , that of the top quintile by 2.2 percentage points, and the Gini coefficient (an index that ranges from zero to one, where a higher number indicates greater inequality) increased from 0.80 to 0.83. Between 1989 and 2007 , the share of the top 5 percent increased by 2.9 percentage points, and that of the top quintile rose by 1.5 percentage points, but the Gini coefficient remained virtually...

Poverty, Scale and Nature of

Poverty, Scale and Nature of   Reference library

Sylvia A. Allegretto

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
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...and 12.1 percent of Asians were in poverty, while over a quarter of blacks and Hispanics were. Marital status is an important factor in poverty, as married couples have a poverty rate of 6.2 percent, while close to a third of female-headed households (without a husband present) were in poverty. One in five children under the age of eighteen were in poverty, while 9.0 percent of those sixty-five years and older were. Importantly, the latter age group, which has the lowest incidence of poverty, once had the highest (one in three in 1959 ), but as Social...

Hispanic Americans

Hispanic Americans   Reference library

Betina Cutaia Wilkinson

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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2012
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...For instance, compared to whites, African Americans, and Asians, Latinos have the smallest high school graduation rate (26 percent). The Latino high school dropout rate in 2009 was approximately 9.2 percent, more than twice the number for non-Hispanic whites (3.9 percent), and substantially larger than the rate for African Americans (6.6 percent) and Asians (2.0 percent). Fortunately, the high school dropout rate has decreased for all groups since the beginning of the twenty-first century, and for Latinos the rate has almost been cut in half. Similar to the...

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