Income Inequality in Massachusetts, 1980 – 2006

Source: Rebecca Loveland, Raija Vaisanen, Roy Williams, and Robert Nakosteen, MassBenchmarks, Vol. 10 no. 2, August 2008

This article examines changing income distribution in the state and its regions, showing a long-term pattern of increasing income inequality in the Commonwealth. The article documents a widening gap between the haves and have-nots within every region of the state and, strikingly, between the Greater Boston and Northeast regions and the rest of the Commonwealth.

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