Inequality in America: Causes and Consequences, which was published in June 2021 by UMW professors Kimberly Kinsley (College of Business) and Robert Rycroft (Department of Economics), is described by ABC-CLIO (American Bibliographic Center) as providing “…an authoritative and comprehensive resource for both students and scholars who are interested in learning more about the rich-poor divide in the United States – a divide regarded by many lawmakers, researchers, pundits, and concerned citizens as one of the nation’s most serious problems.”
Recently, this publication has been recognized with three literary awards. The first, a 2022 IPPY Award Bronze in the Current Events II (Social Issues/Humanitarian) Category, was awarded by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. According to IPBA’s website, the IPPY awards “…are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year.”
Next, Inequality in America: Causes and Consequences was recognized by the Library Journal with the Best Library Journal Reference of 2021 award – which was awarded in 2022. Reference awards are given to those works that “speak to today’s issues.”
Finally, Stacey Jones and Cameron Hub, who wrote one of the book’s chapters “The History of Inequality in America”, which was edited by Professors Kinsley and Rycroft, were awarded the 2022 Albers Faculty and Student Research Collaboration Award by the Albers School of Business at Seattle University.
More information about Inequality in America: Causes and Consequences can be found here.