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Anatomy of the US Income Distribution: Two Decades of Change

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  • Karoly, L.A.
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    Forty years ago, Simon Kuznets, in his presidential address to the American Economics Association, outlined his hypothesis that the process of economic development would first be accompanied by rising disparities in economic well-being, followed by a period when the distribution wouls be stable or eventually move toward greater equality. The distributional changes over the last two decades have been accompanied by a number of key demographic and economic developments.

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    Paper provided by RAND - Reprint Series in its series Papers with number 96-07.

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    Date of creation: 1996
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:randrs:96-07

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    Keywords: INCOME; ECONOMIC GROWTH; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; INCOME DISTRIBUTION;

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    Cited by:
    1. Bresnahan, Timothy F, 1999. "Computerisation and Wage Dispersion: An Analytical Reinterpretation," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 109(456), pages F390-415, June.
    2. Burkhauser, Richard V. & Crews, Amy D. & Daly, Mary C., 1997. "Recounting winners and losers in the 1980s: A critique of income distribution measurement methodology," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 35-40, January.
    3. Rodriguez, Eunice, 1999. "Marginal employment and health in Germany and the United Kingdom: Does unstable employment predict health?," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment FS I 99-203, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
    4. Manso, Enrique Palazuelos, 2006. "The influence of earnings on income distribution in the United States," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 710-726, August.

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