Income influenced where Americans moved in 2020

May 11, 2021
Many relocated from larger cities to smaller ones with lower costs of living and less stringent COVID-19 regulations.
For high earners who are able to work remotely, the desire for a different lifestyle may prompt a relocation.
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Research suggests we're misperceiving the inequality around us

Mar 25, 2021
How the perception of one’s income ranking affects views of fairness and much more.
Recent research suggests people's perceptions of their own economic status, as well as the status of people in their social or work circles, aren't as accurate as they might think.
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Every last dollar you make affects your life expectancy

Apr 11, 2016
Some poor people live longer than other poor people, according to a new study.
There are not only life expectancy disparities between the rich and the poor, but the poor and the poor.
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Alaska's annual dividend adds up for residents

Mar 16, 2016
Alaskan lawmakers struggling to close the gap are considering cuts to the dividend
Alaskans wait to file their Permanent Fund dividend applications in downtown Anchorage on March 
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Now 62 people hold the wealth of the bottom 50 percent

Jan 18, 2016
Back in 2010, the number was 388.

Wages decline, productivity soars

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Sep 3, 2015
Two reports bring the divergence into relief.

The top 1 percent is richer in some states than others

Jan 26, 2015
The gap is narrower in states where wages are rising for the bottom 99 percent.

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