Smoothed changes in log employment share and log wage by occupational wage percentile, and smoothed changes in log wage by wage percentile, 1979–1989

*Ranked by 1979 occupational mean wage.

Note: Due to discontinuities in employment shares caused by a major occupational coding change between 1982 and 1983, the change in log employment share and log occupational wage between 1982 and 1983 was replaced by the average change of 1980–1981, 1981–1982, 1983–1984, and 1984–1985.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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