A multi-model examination of the earnings distribution of male heads of households in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, 1969--1983
Three separate characteristics (Static distribution, Earnings Mobility, Earnings Class Transition) of earnings distributions were examined with data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics on male heads of households. Static estimates of earnings inequality were generated using the Gini coefficient, the variance of logarithm and the coefficient of variation measures for the 1969-1983 period. With this sample, it was estimated that inequality was from 19 to 68% higher in 1983 than in 1969. Explanations for this rise in male earnings inequality which were examined include the size of the cohort, the aggregate unemployment rate, the sector of employment and the level of education. After controlling for these effects, the time trend remained positive over this time period.
|Authors:||Zeman, Allen Ridgdill|
Florida State University Libraries
|Type of publication:||Other|
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