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What Do We Really Know About Changes in Wage Inequality?

In: Labor in the New Economy

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  • Thomas Lemieux, 2010. "What Do We Really Know About Changes in Wage Inequality?," NBER Chapters, in: Labor in the New Economy, pages 17-59, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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