Accession Number PB2013-102208
Title Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class, November 13, 2012.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author L. Levine
Abstract Although not itself a subject of legislation, the shape of the income distribution enters Congresss decision-making process concerning such policy issues as taxes, means-tested benefits, and social insurance programs. Congress also considers legislation specifically in the name of those in the middle class, which is variously defined as some income level or income range within the distribution of U.S. households with income. After briefly analyzing the distribution of household money income in 2011, the report attempts to put the term middle class into some perspective.
Keywords Household income
Income distribution
Insurance
Legislation
Market economy
Middle-class
Taxes


 
Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
92C - Social Concerns
43B - Economic & Community Development
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Rept. to Congress.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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