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What are the causes of rising wage inequality in the United States?

John Bound and George Johnson

Economic Policy Review, 1995, issue Jan, 9-17

Abstract: During the last 15 years--especially in the 1980s--wage inequality rose in the United States. It appears that this can be explained by a secular shift in production functions favoring workers with intellectual rather than manual skills, together with slower growth in the supply of skilled labor than in the previous decade.

Keywords: Education; Labor supply; Wages; Income distribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1995
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