ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Increasing Inequality in United States

Among OECD countries, the US has the highest level of inequality and the second highest increase in inequality in recent decades. Given this dubious distinction, it is worth examining the economic and political dynamics of inequality in the US in detail. Two particular dimensions of the restructuring of the US economy - the role of technology and the decline of wage-setting institutions is examined in some detail. A nuanced analysis of gender and racial dimensions of inequality is attempted.

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