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December 1990, Vol. 113, No. 12
Earnings inequality accelerates in the 1980's
Senior labor economist, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Bureau of the Census
Labor relations arbitrator and former deputy assistant secretary for policy, evaluation, and research, U. S. Department of Labor
An analysis of annual earnings distributions finds that earnings inequality increased within several categories of workers. Of particular note was the increase for men employed in managerial and sales occupations. This article summaries trends in earnings inequality during the 1980's.
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