Report from COWS and the Wisconsin Budget Project Shows Troubling Levels of Income Inequality in Wisconsin


February 28, 2014

Income inequality in Wisconsin is widening, according to a new report by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Wisconsin Budget Project.  The top 1% of earners in Wisconsin have experienced tremendous gains in average income in recent decades, while incomes for the bottom 99% have declined. 

“Economic gains are not being widely shared in Wisconsin or at the national level,” said Laura Dresser, Associate Director of COWS. “The rewards of prosperity have been concentrated in the top 1%, and have not benefitted most Wisconsin families.”

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