Income Inequality in America
From Jeff Layne
Faculty, CSU, Chico School of Social Work
Dr. Roll begins her presentation with the question, “Is America the ‘Land of Opportunity’?” She goes on to examine why there is an increasing income inequality in the U.S. Regarding public perceptions of wealth, Dr. Roll shares data from a socioeconomic class survey by the Pew Research Center. Among the results: only 43% of those polled felt that wealthy people got that way because of their own hard work, ambition or education, while 46% said the wealth came from knowing the right people or being born into wealthy families.
Recorded: September 17, 2014