Report: Income Inequality Widening In The District

Report: Income Inequality Widening In The District

The District of Columbia has one of the highest levels of income inequality of any large city in the country, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. Kojo speaks with one of the study's authors and explores the implications of income inequality in the District, as well as policies being offered as potential course corrections.

The District of Columbia has one of the highest levels of income inequality of any large city in the country, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. Researchers also found that the average income for the top 5 percent of D.C. households is the highest of any major urban enclave in America. Kojo speaks with one of the study's authors and explores the implications of income inequality in the District, as well as policies being offered as potential ways to shrink the gap.

Guests

Wes Rivers

Policy Analyst; D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute

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