Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Revising the Revisionists

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David H. Autor; Lawrence F. Katz; Melissa S. Kearney;
(2008)

A recent "revisionist" literature characterizes the pronounced rise in U.S. wage inequality since 1980 as an "episodic" event of the first half of the 1980s driven by nonmarket factors (particularly a falling real minimum wage) and concludes that continued increases in ... View more
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