SOC 220 History of Social Problems

SOC 220 History of Social Problems - be attributed to age...

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True or False: Income is distributed more unequally than wealth - FALSE 1. Consumption distributed more equally than income 2. US has 8:1 ratio of top 20%'s value to lower 20%'s value 3. Income for richest increasing faster, poorest actually losing relative income 4. Richest 1% earning 20% of pre-tax income, for the first time since the great depression 5. Household size a. Number of workers/hours b. Problems of defining and measuring income c. Cautions on interpreting inequality statistics 6. Age, lifecycles, and inequality - according to conservative economist, up to 50% of inequality can
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Unformatted text preview: be attributed to age a. The impact of immigration b. Education, human capital, and status attainment c. Family structure d. Factors influencing income inequality 7. Immigration a. Aging population b. Changes in tax codes and changes in income reporting c. Rising fringe benefits, etc d. Improving product quality e. Is income inequality rising in the U.S.? Yes, but… 8. 2008_01_23 The Natural History of Social Problems Wednesday, January 23, 2008 1:31 PM Class Notes Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 220 taught by Professor Hillis during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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