Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The US safety net, inequality and the Great Recession

Buy Article:

$25.59 + tax (Refund Policy)

Since the mid-1970s, the United States (US) has experienced widening income and wealth inequality. Over the same period, moreover, the official poverty rate has not declined. These trends framed the socioeconomic environment as the US entered the Great Recession in 2008. This article examines the manner in which that recession affected the US, especially those people in lowincome households who were already economically vulnerable. The article asks how policy makers responded to the crisis, with a particular focus on the actions taken by the Obama administration. It concludes that a variety of measures have been put in place that offer help and support to those affected by the recession – but that the longstanding inequalities have persisted and are likely to continue to do so.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Inequality; Recession; Social Welfare; United States

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 October 2010

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
UA-1313315-21
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more