Since 1980 the share of total pre-tax income has sharply increased for the wealthy, but decreased for low income households
July 01, 2012
SOURCE: Data from Congressional Budget Office, The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2008 and 2009, July 2012. Compiled by PGPF.
The benefits of American prosperity are not as widely shared as they once were. Between 1980 and 2009, the share of the economy's income going to top 1% grew by 50%, while the share of income going to the poorest households decreased by 20%.
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