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August 2009

Using internal CPS data to reevaluate trends in labor-earnings gaps

Richard V. Burkhauser, Jeff Larrimore

The Current Population Survey provides data that are used to compare gaps in the labor earnings of women and men, people of different races, and people of different levels of education; this article presents a data series that uses cell means and more accurately measures gaps and trends in earnings than do other publicly available series.

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