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The Gini index is the most common measure of income inequality. By this measure, how much has income inequality for individuals in the U.S. increased since 1967?

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The Gini index for individuals in the U.S. has not varied by more than 2% since 1967. In contrast, the Gini index for households has risen by 20% due to increasing family fragmentation that has spread workers' wages over a greater number of households.

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