Figure 2Y

Share of total household income growth attributable to various income groups, 1979–2007

Income group Share of growth
Bottom fifth 3.6%
Second fifth 7.2%
Middle fifth 11.3%
Fourth fifth 16.6%
81st-90th percentile 12.4%
91st-95th percentile 9.2%
96th-99th percentile 13.6%
Top 1 percent 26.1%
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Note: Data are for comprehensive income.

Source: Authors' analysis of Congressional Budget Office (2013)

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