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April 1989, Vol. 112, No. 4
Sources of increasing inequality in wages and salaries, 1960-80
W. N. Grubb
Professor of education at the University of California, Berkley
R. H. Wilson
Associate professor of public affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin
Intersectoral employment shifts appear to be much more important than regional and demographic shifts in the increase in inequality; however, the trend seems to be driven chiefly by developments within labor force groups, rather than movements among them. This article examines reasons for earnings inequality from 1960 to 1980.
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