The Orange Crush: The Squeezing of Orange County's Middle Class
By John R. Hipp. Exploring data over a thirty year period, this study documents significant demographic and economic changes in Orange County and finds that income inequality is rising faster in our region than in the nation as a whole. Most jobs available in the county are low-skilled and low-paying. From the UC Irvine Community Outreach Parnership Center and the UC Irvine Center on Inequality and Social Justice.