Longer hours, not higher wages, have driven modest earnings growth for most American households: The impact of hours worked versus hourly wages on annual household earnings growth, 1979–2007
|Low earners (Bottom 20%)||74.4%||25.6%|
|Middle earners (20th-80th percentile)||60.9%||39.1%|
|High earners (Top 20%)||9.0%||91.3%|
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Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplment microdata