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Title:Fading hope in the US PDF Logo
Authors:Ritzen, Jo
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6340
Abstract:A substantial literature claims that the strong increase in inequality over the last decade in countries such as the US would lead to a collapse of society. Fading hopes in the population seem to confirm this. The paper rejects this interpretation since the decline in hopes cannot be traced back to rising inequality.
Subjects:confidence
ethnicity
hope
human capital
income inequality
JEL:D31
J15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201205026066
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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