Indian skilled workers received just 10 percent of the available green cards in 2019, even as the share of petitions filed for Indians by employers increased from 50 percent to 53 percent. Because this disparity has persisted for years, nearly all of the immigrants waiting for green cards solely because of the low immigration limits are from India.
Wealth inequality has become a heated political issue. Politicians claim that wealth concentration is rising and that people at the top are gaining at other people’s expense. This study examines problems with the measurement of wealth and discusses whether wealth inequality is an issue that public policy needs to address.