Archive for October, 2012

Shrinking Inequality? Incomes of Blacks and Northeasterners Increase at Twice the Average Rate

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The incomes of middle class (“Class C”) blacks and northeasterners have grown at twice the national average. Women in this group saw their incomes rise by 76%, and men’s incomes rose by 47%. 77% of men in Class C are sure their wives are hiding money.

Women's incomes increased more than men's. (File photo)

In the last ten years the incomes of blacks and northeasterners grew at twice the average rate for Class C, according to data from the study “Voices of Brazil” and from Data Popular. Between 2002 and 2012, the general growth rate for More >