Factors driving the productivity--median compensation divergence, 1979--2017
|Factors||Impact on median wage (%)||Share of divergence explained|
|Excessive unemployment; union erosion; globalization||23.5%||54.7%|
|Other (OT, misclassification, fissuring, dominant buyer, noncompetes)||9.2%||21.4%|
|Divergence btw productivity–median hourly compensation, 1979–2017||43.0%||100.0%|
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* Including but not limited to: wage theft, guestworker programs, racial discrimination, industry deregulation, forced arbitration, and anti-poaching agreements.
Source: Estimates presented in Table 3.