Pay through the decades

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From a new CBO publication, Changes in the Distribution of Workers’ Annual Earnings Between 1979 and 2007 (pdf):
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Clearly, it’s better to be in the 90th percentile. As for whether it’s better to be a man than a woman, I guess it depends on whether you’re more interested in the level or the trend. In any case, it’s  pretty staggering what a go-nowhere three decades it’s been for middle-class and low-income men.

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