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The State of Economic Life in the United States: Then and Now How Stratified Are We?: 

The State of Economic Life in the United States: Then and Now How Stratified Are We?

Income Distribution 1994: 

Income Distribution 1994

Income Distribution 1997: 

Income Distribution 1997

Income Distribution 1998: 

Income Distribution 1998

Distribution of Wealth 1994: 

Distribution of Wealth 1994

Distribution of Wealth 1997: 

Distribution of Wealth 1997

Percent of Wealth Help by Top 1%: 

Percent of Wealth Help by Top 1%

Income & Wealth Distribution 1997: 

Income & Wealth Distribution 1997

Economic Growth Benefits Whom?: 

Economic Growth Benefits Whom?

Ratio of CEO to Worker Pay: 

Ratio of CEO to Worker Pay

Billionaire Characteristics: 

Billionaire Characteristics

Households Worth 1 Million+: 

Households Worth 1 Million+

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More Recent Statistics http://www.demos.org/inequality/numbers.cfm

The Broken Ladder: 

The Broken Ladder At elite universities, 75% come from the top quartile of socioeconomic status; 10% come from the bottom half Fewer than half of college-qualified high school graduates with family incomes below $25,000 enroll in four-year colleges

The Broken Ladder: 

The Broken Ladder 25% of college-qualified high school graduates with family income below $25,000 never get any higher education 83% of students whose families earn more than $75,000 enroll in a four-year institution

The Broken Ladder: 

The Broken Ladder 41% of undergraduates from families in the top quartile earn degrees in five years 6.1 % of undergraduates from families in the bottom quartile earn degrees in five years

The Broken Ladder: 

The Broken Ladder 41% of private university aid went to high-income students in 1995; by 1999 this had climbed to 51% In 1995 students from families making $20,00 or less received 2% more aid than families making $60,000 or more. Today the wealthier students receive 29% more than the poorer students

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