Boston’s dynamic, hard-​​charging economy comes at a price: greater income inequality.

Boston has the fourth-​​largest gap between rich and poor among the nation’s 50 largest cities, according to a study released on Thursday by the Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion, a Wash­ington, D.C., non­profit. Only Atlanta, San Fran­cisco, and Miami had wider income divides between the top 5 per­cent of earners and the bottom 20 percent.

Boston’s inno­va­tion economy has con­tributed to the divide, ana­lysts said. Tech­nology, life sci­ences, and finan­cial ser­vices helped the city weather the recent finan­cial crisis and kept unem­ploy­ment from sky­rock­eting during the last recession.

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