“Among lower- and middle-income households, white families have four times as much wealth as black families and three times as much as Hispanic families.”
The Janus Forum at UVM focuses on constructive discussion aimed towards solving critical problems in society. Income inequality in the U.S is an important part of this discussion on improvement as well as a contentious subject. In light of this, and the steady incline in income inequality that has taken place over the past 40 years, the Janus Forum has decided to focus on income inequality for the upcoming year. The Janus Forum will be hosting events such as debates and panel discussions related to this topic, more specific topics and dates to come!
Want to do some reading on the subject? Check out this 2017 research from the Pew Research Center on Income Inequality below!
“How wealth inequality has changed in the U.S. since the Great Recession, by race, ethnicity and income” -Rakesh Kochhar