Earnings Inequality: The Influence of Changing Opportunities and Choices

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AEI Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Business & Economics - 51 pages
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Analyzes the change in male earnings inequality since the mid-1970s, to see how much is attributable to changes in labour market opportunities and how much to changes in work choices. The study casts doubt on the conventional view that choices have played little or no role in this area.

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Changing Inequality of Male Earnings
An Alternative Decomposition of Earnings
The Sensitivity of Results to Beginning

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Robert H. Haveman is John Bascom Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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