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States can fight growing economic inequality through lowering taxes on the poor, and stricter labor market policies.

Hatch, Megan and Rigby, Elizabeth (2015) States can fight growing economic inequality through lowering taxes on the poor, and stricter labor market policies. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Jan 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While unemployment and levels of economic growth in the U.S. have returned to levels not seen since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, inequality remains a significant problem. In new research, Megan E. Hatch and Elizabeth Rigby examine the role of state-level policies in reducing or increasing inequality. They find that inequality can be reduced through a combination of high taxes on the wealthy, low taxes on the poorest, and labor market regulations that are favorable to workers, such as minimum wages and an absence of right to work laws. Surprisingly, they also find that greater spending on the poor is associated with higher levels of income inequality.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 16:00
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60901

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