Simulated change in 2013 market-based poverty rate if wages had increased at same rate as productivity growth* over 1979–2013 and if economy were at full employment in 2013

Percentage point reduction by growing wages with average wage growth
Non-<br>elderly 100% of poverty -5.089
Age 18–64 Male -3.803
Female -4.759
White -2.819
Black -6.552
Hispanic -8.328
Children (under 18) All children -7.211
White -3.951
Black -10.633
Hispanic -12.550

 

* This simulation assumes wages increased in tandem with growth in standard net productivity. See the technical appendix for details.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) microdata

View the underlying data on epi.org.