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District Overview: Income Inequality Is Growing in the District, but Not as Fast as in the Nation


  • Maximiliano Dvorkin
  • Hannah Shell


Income inequality has increased in the St. Louis Fed's District over the past 30 years, although at a slower pace than in the nation as a whole. In both areas, the inequality is increasing primarily between the top-income earners and the middle-income earners.

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  • Maximiliano Dvorkin & Hannah Shell, 2015. "District Overview: Income Inequality Is Growing in the District, but Not as Fast as in the Nation," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jan.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:00068

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    1. Manoel Bittencourt & Shinhye Chang & Rangan Gupta & Stephen M. Miller, 2018. "Does Financial Development Affect Income Inequality in the U.S. States? A Panel Data Analysis," Working Papers 201803, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
    2. Bittencourt, Manoel & Chang, Shinhye & Gupta, Rangan & Miller, Stephen M., 2019. "Does financial development affect income inequality in the U.S. States?," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 1043-1056.

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