Share of wage variance explained by detailed occupations, 1979–2007
|Variance of log wages||Variance explained by detailed occupations||Share explained by detailed occupations||Variance of log wages||Variance explained by detailed occupations||Share explained by detailed occupations|
Note: Variance explained by detailed occupations is found by multiplying the variance of log wages by the partial R-square values presented in Table 4a, which isolate the explanatory power of detailed occupations net of other controls in cross-sectional OLS wage regressions.
Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation group microdata
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