The world is becoming more unequal, according to the results of a new report, but many people still have a pretty cushy, if not completely egalitarian, life.
The report, released today by the Center for American Progress, looks at the evolution of income and wealth inequality over time.
It’s based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which tracks changes in the incomes of the country’s households from 1997 to 2020.
And the report also looks at how wealth inequality has changed over time as well.
The most recent survey showed that the top 1 percent of households saw a 15 percent gain in their wealth between 1997 and 2020, and the top 0.1 percent saw a 7.5 percent increase.
This was true across all income levels.
But the biggest change came in the bottom 99 percent, which saw a 23.6 percent increase in wealth between 1999 and 2020.
This is the group that is least likely to be paying for their own housing, food, and other necessities, according the report.
“While the top 10 percent of income earners saw the largest gain, this group experienced the most concentrated wealth growth,” the report’s authors write.
In other words, the top quintile experienced a 35.5-percent increase in their incomes between 1999 to 2020, while the bottom 10 percent saw just a 1.6-percent drop.
The report doesn’t show the impact of the housing crash on the bottom quintile, but it does suggest that inequality is higher in the middle class than in the wealthiest.
But that gap has narrowed since the housing crisis, the authors say, with the middle quintile seeing a 19.5 percentage point decline in income since the crash.
As the authors point out, the report doesn: “The middle quintiles were hit particularly hard by the financial crisis.
The bottom quintiles saw income growth of just 3.7 percent.
The richest 20 percent saw income gain of 8.4 percent.”
But the report does show that the middle income group saw the biggest jump in income inequality, with median family incomes rising by 3.5%.
The middle class is more likely to have jobs and a middle class lifestyle, while less likely to own homes, the middle group is also more likely not to have a job.
The authors write that this shift has had an effect on the quality of life.
For one, they say, “The middle-class lives are not as safe or comfortable as the high-income lives.”
This is because, “middle-class people are more likely than high- and low-income people to live in a home where someone else is caring for them.
That means they are more susceptible to illness and violence, and less likely than the rich to have access to health care and mental health services.”
It also means that the rich have a higher chance of having to rely on welfare to survive.
But that doesn’t mean that middle- and lower-income Americans are more or less safe or secure.
In fact, the study found that, “the poor are more vulnerable to violence, incarceration, poverty, and poor health than middle-income and wealthy Americans.”
What’s more, the researchers found that the wealthy had more than twice as much wealth inequality as the middle and lower classes.
The wealthiest 20 percent of Americans, for example, had an average wealth of $6.5 million.
The top 1.9 percent of families had an additional $5.9 million.
That is an increase of $12,500 for the richest 1 percent, and an additional 1,700 for the top 20 percent.
But this increase in inequality didn’t come as a surprise to the authors.
The study looked at the changes in income and other wealth inequality that have occurred over time, as well as changes in other factors such as poverty and poverty-related health issues.
It looked at data from 1960 to 2020 and found that in the United States, “there has been an enormous shift in wealth inequality in the last 60 years.”
For example, the bottom 20 percent had an income of $14,200 in 1960, and by 2010, they were making $13,200.
By contrast, the richest 20% had an annual income of about $1.2 million.
“This is the biggest decline in wealth among all groups since the Great Depression,” the authors write, and it’s one that the report attributes to the fact that the economic recovery has made inequality more tolerable.
In other words: The more inequality there is, the more you can enjoy a nice, clean life without worrying about a paycheck or getting hit by a bus.
And, of course, that doesn’ mean the middle classes are getting any richer.
There are some positives to all of this.
For example, more than 70 percent of the poorest Americans are living in homes with at