Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New paper: “Changes in the Distribution of Workers’ Annual Earnings Between 1979 and 2007

The Congressional Budget Office released a new paper titled "Changes in the Distribution of Workers' Annual Earnings Between 1979 and 2007" which details the changes in average earnings, earnings mobility, in earnings gaps between men and women and between low and high earners over the last several decades. While the paper has certain limitations, in that it does not contain information on changes in the number of hours worked or changes in total compensation including fringe benefits, it includes a wealth of information on annual earnings as well as serving as a very useful primer in this area. Check it out here.

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