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The Gini is Out of the Bottle: Why Wall Street has nothing on inequality in the South

Facing South (September 16, 2013) -- Despite the South achieving significant strides in overall economic growth over the last several decades, the region as a whole still falls behind in key measures of overall poverty, educational attainment, and income inequality.

Consider a couple of facts on income inequality in the South:

  • 14 of the Top 20, and 77 of the Top 100 counties with the highest inequality are located in the South
  • The South as a region not only has the highest proportion of unequal counties, but is also home to the highest proportion of residents that reside in the nation’s most unequal counties