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Income chasm widening in state

Only the top earners gaining, study finds

By Robert Gavin
Globe Staff / August 15, 2008

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The gap between rich and poor has widened substantially in Massachusetts over the past two decades, according to a new study by the University of Massachusetts. Only those earning the highest incomes benefited from gains in technology, productivity, and globalization, while middle-class earnings stagnated and incomes for poor families plunged 15 percent. (Full article: 869 words)

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