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Fading Hope in the US
by Jo Ritzen, Klaus F. Zimmermann
(February 2012)

A substantial literature claims that the strong increase in inequality over the last decade in countries such as the US would lead to a collapse of society. Fading hopes in the population seem to confirm this. The paper rejects this interpretation since the decline in hopes cannot be traced back to rising inequality.
Text: See Discussion Paper No. 6340  


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