Economic Progress

Is the American Dream over? Here's what the data says

Is it? Image: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Marcus Lu

Financial Writer, Visual Capitalist


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The chance of out-earning your parents by different income percentiles over the past 40 years. Image: Visual Capitalist
Share of income between 1970 and 2018. Image: Visual Capitalist
Size of income classes by year. Image: Visual Capitalist

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