Income Inequality In Large U.S. Cities In the 1980s
Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
Per capita personal income among states and regions has been shown to diverge during the 1980s following a long trend of income convergence. This paper investigates the divergence of income using median family income in the 1980s for the largest 51 U.S. cities. Producer services earnings and manufacturing earnings as a percent of total earnings are also investigated to shed light on income divergence. It is found that income and producer services earnings diverged in the 1980s unlike manufacturing earnings which converged. Convergence among regions for household income is also investigated. The results substantiate the common view of trends toward convergence prior to the 1980s and divergence thereafter.
Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies
(2001). Income Inequality In Large U.S. Cities In the 1980s. Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 13(1), 62-72.
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