"This guide explores and explains the economic status of Americans by looking at household income trends by age, household type, race and ethnicity, education, region, and work status. It also examines the trends in the incomes of men and women by a variety of demographic characteristics. The Census Bureau provides the majority of data present, and a page of text accompanies most data tables, analyzing figures and highlighting trends. Also included is an analysis of discretionary income figures, produced by New Strategists' data from the Current Population Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey. Besides providing data on the wealth of US households, the guide also looks at the poverty population. Expanded tables exploring the economic status of Asian Americans are new to this edition. An index and glossary are included" -- publisher website (February 2008).