Pulling Apart: Inequality Growth in Ohio.
January 26, 2006
The gap between the highest-income families and poor and middle-income families grew significantly between the early 1980s and the early 2000s in Ohio, the U.S. and most other states, according to a new study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute. The study is one of the few to examine income inequality at the state level. Incomes of the country’s richest families climbed substantially over the past two decades, while middle- and lower-income families saw more modest increases. This trend is in marked contrast to the broadly shared increases in prosperity between World War II and the 1970s.