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A century of wealth in America

Author: Edward N Wolff
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edward Wolff, one of the country's leading experts on household wealth, here provides a comprehensive study of wealth in America since 1910. The century brought shifting patterns in the ownership of wealth; Wolff explains the changes, offers ideas about how to reduce inequality, and explores issues in how to measure wealth in the first place. A Century of Wealth in America is not designed to advance one overarching  Read more...
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Wolff, Edward N.
Century of wealth in America.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017011157
(OCoLC)981761478
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward N Wolff
ISBN: 9780674981362 0674981367
OCLC Number: 1029256522
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 865 pages) : illustrations
Contents: I. Recent developments in personal wealth: Plan of the book and historical backdrop --
Trends in household wealth, 1962 to 2013 --
Changing portfolio composition and the rate of return on household wealth --
International comparisons of household wealth inequality --
II. Mechanisms behind changing wealth inequality: Deconstructing wealth trends, 1983-2013 --
Age-wealth profiles and the life cycle model: implications for wealth accumulation --
Inheritances and the distribution of wealth --
The role of social security and private pensions --
III. Who are the rich and the poor?: Wealth differences among socio-economic groups --
Who are the rich? A demographic profile of high-income and high-wealth Americans --
The persistence of asset poverty --
IV. Wealth over the long term: Long-term trends in aggregate household wealth --
Long-term trends in the concentration of household wealth --
V. Tax policy and conclusion: Wealth taxation --
Summary of principal findings and concluding comments.
Responsibility: Edward N. Wolff.

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Understanding wealth-who has it, how they acquired it, how they preserve it-is crucial to addressing challenges facing the United States. Edward Wolff's account of patterns in the accumulation and  Read more...

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