The gap between Massachusetts's richest and poorest households is the 8th highest in the nation, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute.
Comparing income inequality in all fifty states over the last 3 decades, the report finds that:
Income for the top 20% of households in Massachusetts more than doubled between the late 1970s and the mid 2000s (adjusted for inflation). By contrast, the bottom 20% saw virtually no income growth over that same period.*
To provide a fuller picture of the situation in Massachusetts, MassBudget has put together an accompanying slideshow, with additional information about statewide inequality, poverty, the minimum wage, and more.
Read PULLING APART, a joint report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute
View MassBudget's Slideshow PULLING APART IN MASSACHUSETTS
*The numbers cited in this email are available in Table 1 (pg. 17), Table 8 (pg. 35), and Table 7 (pg. 33) of Pulling Apart.
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