inequality - The New School SCEPA
What is the “retirement wealth inequality machine?”
This policy note shows how the current system of tax deferral for retirement contributions contributes to wealth inequality.
This paper supports the need to focus not only on ensuring Social Security’s solvency for future generations, but building the program’s ability to support all working Americans.
There are well-known problems with traditional approaches to measuring well-being and the authors introduce a simple alternative.
GDP per capita and the Human Development Index are known measures of development, but are averages and thus conceal wide disparities in the overall population.
The U.S. national income and product accounts are restated in the form of a social accounting matrix or SAM.
Authors use demand-driven models of economic growth and inequality to conclude US household wealth concentration is not likely to decline in response to fiscal interventions alone.
Unemployment and employment rates are the conventional indicators used to measure economic and labor market performance.