Income Inequality

STATEMENT: KRC On Gov. Wolf's Budget Address

Date of Press Release: 
February 7, 2017

HARRISBURG – Following Governor Wolf's budget address, Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center, made the following statement:

“Governor Wolf hit a home run today by refocusing discussion around what Pennsylvanians WANT from their state government.

Income Inequality in Pennsylvania Yawns Wider

PA Lawmakers Should Act Now to Lift Middle-Class Income Before and After Taxes
Date of Press Release: 
December 15, 2016

State of Working PA: Lagging Wages for All Race, Ethnic, Gender Groups

Report Shows Need for Policies Less Rigged to Benefit Only Group Doing Well –The Top 1%
Date of Press Release: 
September 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, PA – At a divisive moment in America, in the context of a campaign which has exploited electoral anger borne in part from economic difficulty, the Keystone Research Center today released the 21st edition of its report The State of Working Pennsylvania. The report finds that most groups in the state, whatever their race, ethnicity, gender, or education level, have experienced wage stagnation or decline in recent decades.

The State of Working Pennsylvania 2016

Authors: 
Mark Price
Authors: 
Stephen Herzenberg
Publication Date: 
September 1, 2016

Top 1% in PA captured 89.2 percent of income growth since 2009

New Study: The top 1% captured 42.8 percent of income growth from 1979 to 2007
Date of Press Release: 
June 16, 2016

Comparing Through 2025 the Purchasing Power of Proposals to Raise the Minimum Wage

Authors: 
Stephen Herzenberg
Publication Date: 
November 12, 2015

Alongside the state budget debate, policy debate continues in Harrisburg regarding a possible increase in the state minimum wage. At the present time, there are three main options regarding the minimum wage.

Why Hillary Clinton's plan to boost wages will cost you plenty

Date: 
October 15, 2015

KRC Finds The State of Working PA 2015 Is Improving but Still Precarious

State Budget Deadlock, Stagnant Wages & Incomes, Threaten PA’s Recovery
Date of Press Release: 
September 2, 2015

The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015

Authors: 
Mark Price
Authors: 
Stephen Herzenberg
Publication Date: 
September 2, 2015

State and county top incomes

You will find here state and county level estimates of top incomes (top 10%, top 1%, top .01%) and top incomes shares first published in 2006 by Estelle Sommeiller and later updated and published by the Economic Analysis Research Network with co-author Mark Price. Sommeiller and Price are contirbutors to the World Top Income Database.

This page lists links to the data and methodolgy underlying Sommeiller and Price's top income estimates as well as county level data.  

State Taxable Income Reporting

Top income analysis based on state and county level statistics on incomes published by state level tax autorities.