PBS NewsHour

How economic inequality might affect a society's well-being

Clip: 03/01/2019 | 8m 22s Video has closed captioning.

Economic inequality is a major theme in the American political dialogue. As the country’s wealthiest people continually become richer at the expense of the poor, some research suggests they may actually become less happy and healthy. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the nuanced data and the challenges of evaluating a society’s well-being.

Aired: 03/01/19

Rating: NR

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