TITLE

VARIABILITY OF INFLATION AND INCOME ACROSS INCOME CLASSES

AUTHOR(S)
Ring Jr., Raymond J.
PUB. DATE
March 1985
SOURCE
Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press);Mar1985, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p203
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To determine whether inflation affects families more at lower than at higher income levels, inflation and income changes between 1972-73 and 1982 were estimated for 12 income classes. Inflation was independent of income, and lower incomes grew faster than prices. Thus, living standards increased for the "average" poor family. However, these averages mask adverse effects on a significant portion of the low-income population. Inflation in a "necessities Index" was also estimated.
ACCESSION #
16547069

 

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