Rising Wage Inequality: The Role of Composition and Prices

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David H. Autor; Lawrence F. Katz; Melissa S. Kearney;
(2005)
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    • jel: jel:J3 | jel:C1 | jel:D3 | jel:O3

During the early 1980s, earnings inequality in the U. S. labor market rose relatively uniformly throughout the wage distribution. But this uniformity gave way to a significant divergence starting in 1987, with upper-tail (90/50) inequality rising steadily and lower tail... View more
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