Howard Rosenthal, the Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences and professor of politics at Princeton University, will study the increase of income and wealth inequality in the United States since the 1970s and its effects on health and other outcomes. Rosenthal will analyze the political consequences of the vast increase in the number of households with high income and wealth levels over the past 50 years. Using election returns, polling data, roll call voting data, committee markup data, and congressional documents, he will examine whether rising levels of wealth and income have produced policies that increase inequality.
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