Gender in the One Percent Lisa A. Keister

GENDER IN THE ONE PERCENT

Gender in the One Percent: White, Married Men’s Dominance in Elite Financial Positions The households in the top one percent of the U.S. income distribution control enormous quantities of financial resources. They receive 23.8% of all household income, and the minimum income to needed to be in this elite group is $845,000. The disparity between…

OVERWORK, SPECIALIZATION AND WEALTH

Overwork, Specialization, and Wealth Objective: This study examines how overwork and traditional household specialization— defined as households with one dedicated female homemaker and one dedicated male breadwinner—are associated with wealth across socioeconomic strata. Background: Although overwork and household specialization are clearly associated with income, less is known about how these behaviors affect household wealth. Household…

WOMEN IN THE ONE PERCENT

Women in the One Percent: Gender Dynamics in Top Income Positions Abstract A growing body of research documents the importance of studying households in the top one percent of U.S. income distribution because they control enormous resources. However, little is known about whose income—men’s or women’s—is primarily responsible for pushing households into the one percent…