NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Long-Run Changes in the U.S. Wage Structure: Narrowing, Widening, Polarizing

Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz

NBER Working Paper No. 13568
Issued in November 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper was prepared for the meeting of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, September 6 and 7, 2007 in honor of William Brainard and George Perry. We are grateful to David Autor for discussions and collaboration over the years on understanding wage structure changes and for his generous help with the Current Population Survey data. We also thank Doug Elmendorf, William Gale, and the Brookings Panel participants for helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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