Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wisconsin Budget Project: Income Inequality in Wisconsin

Part 1 of 5.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paul, am I reading this wrong? Bottom 20% at 0 plus next 20% at 22% ought to be bottom 40% at 22%. BUT the second graph gives the bottom 40% only 5.5%. Can you clarify? Mara Munroe

Paul Everett Nelson said...

From lowest to highest income group:
Bottom 20% = 0, or 0.5%
2nd 20% = 5% (Bottom 40% = 5.5%)
Middle 20% = 12%
4th 20% = 22%
Top 20% = 60%

Which adds up to 99.5%. Maybe the remainder is divvied up among the other 4 categories?

Does this clarify?