Prof. Barry Blue­stone, director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, says the con­cept of income immo­bility that Chang-​​Diaz men­tions is a com­pounding factor in income inequality.

Income inequality mea­sures the dis­tri­b­u­tion of wealth across house­holds and is gen­er­ally referred to as the com­par­ison of the growing finan­cial gap in this country between the highest-​​income brackets and the middle– and low-​​income brackets.

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