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Economic Inequality
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This guide was created to help you locate information to understand and address poverty and economic inequality in the U.S. and around the world.

Inequality is a word used increasingly as the measures of it have accelerated in the wake of the global Occupy movement. While the most frequent focus is on "income" inequality there is also interest in political and social inequality. The Library of Congress does not use "inequality" as a subject heading instead the following terms are used and should be considered when exploring the growing body of literature.

Democracy - Economic Aspects

Equality

Fairness

Income Distribution

Poor

Poverty

Social Stratification

Wealth

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