Fair Enough? Support for Redistribution in the Age of Inequality

Fair Enough? Support for Redistribution in the Age of Inequality Fair Enough? seeks to advance our understanding of the public’s multifaceted response to rising inequality by proposing and testing a new framework for studying mass attitudes toward redistributive...

Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth

Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth This project investigates inequality in family wealth and its intergenerational consequences. Wealth – understood as the total sum of financial and real assets minus debts – is distributed much more unequally than other aspects...

Wealth and Mobility Study (WAM)

Wealth and Mobility Study (WAM) ​About WAM Through direct access to individual-level and full population IRS tax records, the Wealth and Mobility (WAM) study creates proxy measures of the wealth holdings of all U.S. taxpayer units and links them across generations,...

Land Lotteries and the Persistence of Inequality

Land Lotteries and the Persistence of Inequality An enduring question in social science is the degree to which poverty is a self-perpetuating trap rather than a reflection of more fundamental characteristics.  By definition, the poor have less wealth, but is there...

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