The Future Path and Consequences of the U.S. Earnings Gap

7 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2007

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Frank S. Levy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning

Abstract

Both the growing college/high school earnings gap and the generally slow growth of real earnings have generated frustration with the political system. in the short run the earnings gap is likely to remain at roughly its current level. Over time, however, the increased concentration of low income households in poor school districts could perpetuate and exacerbate inequality.

Keywords: earnings gap, low income households, inequality, college

JEL Classification: J31, I28, J38

Suggested Citation

Levy, Frank S., The Future Path and Consequences of the U.S. Earnings Gap. Economic Policy Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1029709

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