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Reforming America’s regressive asset-building subsidies would help to address increasing wealth inequalities

McKernan, Signe-Mary and Ratcliffe, Caroline (2014) Reforming America’s regressive asset-building subsidies would help to address increasing wealth inequalities. LSE American Politics and Policy (06 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Wealth inequality in the United States increased over the last several decades and worsened as a result of the Great Recession, which reduced the average wealth of families by nearly 30 percent. In new research, Signe-Mary McKernan and Caroline Ratcliffe, with Gene Steuerle and Sisi Zhang, measure disparities in wealth accumulation and loss. They argue that social welfare and tax policies pay too little attention to wealth building and mobility relative to consumption and income. Reforming America’s regressive asset-building policies would help

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 13:39
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60324

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