Publication Date

February 2004

Abstract

Changes in Current Population Survey (CPS) topcoding rules in the 1990s artificially increased measured earnings inequality. We create a time-consistent CPS data series and compare trends in earnings inequality from 1975 to 2001.

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Burkhauser, R., Butler, J., Feng, S., & Houtenville, A. (2004). Long term trends in earnings inequality: What the CPS can tell us. Economics Letters, 82 (2), 295-299. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/edicollect/156

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