NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Misperceptions About the Magnitude and Timing of Changes in American Income Inequality

Robert J. Gordon

NBER Working Paper No. 15351
Issued in September 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am grateful to David Autor, Rebecca Blank, Richard Burkhauser, Ian Dew-Becker, Lawrence Katz, Lawrence Mishel, and participants in the San Francisco EPS session for helpful comments. Carmen DeNavas and Ed Kirby of the Census Bureau were helpful in explaining CPS measurement concepts for median income per household and per person. 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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