Brief Income Inequality among America's Children
Gregory Acs, Megan Gallagher
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States with the greatest gaps between rich and poor generally have a larger proportion of their children living in poverty. Of the 13 states studied, California, Mississippi, New York, and Texas have the most inequality in family income available to children. The authors combine six common measures of inequality into a composite inequality index. They conclude that states with the most poor children may have resources available in their state to increase the material well being of poor children.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Poverty Employment and income data Economic well-being Income and wealth distribution