The top 10 percent of Americans own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent of U.S. residents.
The median wealth for the top 1 percent of households is $9.8 million, compared to $4.2 million for the bottom 60 percent.
The bottom 90 people own less than $1.2.
The top 1.6 percent owns over $6.3 million.
The disparity is even more extreme for women.
The richest 0.1 percent of women own more than $2.7 million in assets.
The poorest 0.4 percent own just $2,621.
But while this wealth distribution has been a hot topic lately, it is not the only one.
The most recent analysis of federal data found that the income inequality gap between men and women widened in 2016 and 2017.
The gap in wealth among men widened from $7,817 in 2016 to $17,851 in 2017, while the gap between women widened from 1.4 to 2.2 percent.
The increase in the gap has been linked to the increasing number of children living in poverty.
The number of people living in households with incomes below the poverty line has risen by 20 percent since the year 2000, according to the Pew Research Center.
The growth of income inequality also has a strong impact on the economy, as the economy grows faster when the economy is growing more inequality-prone.
The economic benefits of economic growth have been noted by many scholars, including economist Robert Pollin, who has been examining inequality in the U.s. economy for nearly 40 years.
“The longer inequality persists, the more difficult it becomes to enact any substantial changes,” Pollin told The Washington Post.
“And when you do not get that economy growing, you cannot increase the share of people in poverty, which is a major factor in the rise of inequality.”
According to a recent study by the Congressional Research Service, the increase in income inequality has also been linked in part to the changing composition of the labor force, as well as the rise in college tuition.
The rising number of college graduates has led to more women choosing to work outside the home and more of them entering the workforce.
The rise in the number of women working full-time has led many to question whether there is a greater need for paid maternity leave or for paid paternity leave.
But the research suggests that these are not enough to address the widening inequality.