PBS NewsHour

Middle class shrinks as income inequality grows, study finds

Clip: 05/12/2016 | 4m 24s

The middle class has taken center stage in this election cycle, and it turns out there are increasingly fewer Americans who qualify. A new Pew analysis finds their ranks have shrunk since 2000 and that in at least 160 metro areas there’s been a rise in both lower and upper class families. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal for more on why the middle class is shrinking.

Aired: 05/12/16

Rating: NR

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