Impact of policy decisions on 10th percentile wage and 50/10 wage gap, 1979--2017
|Growth, 1979–2017 (deflated by CPI-U-RS)||Impact on low wages||Sources|
|50/10 wage gap||15.0 ppt|
|Log 50/10 wage gap||8.0 ppt|
|10th percentile||16.7%||Fortin, Lemieux, and Lloyd (2021)|
|Log 50/10 wage gap||13.8 ppt||Fortin, Lemieux, and Lloyd (2021); Autor, Manning, and Smith (2016)|
|10th percentile||11.6%||Bivens and Zipperer (2018); Katz and Krueger (1999)|
|50/10 wage gap||2.7 ppt||Bivens and Zipperer (2018); Katz and Krueger (1999)|
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* Average relative to 5.5% unemployment
Source: Authors’ analysis.