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Earnings Inequality and Mobility Trends in the United States: Nationally Representative Estimates from Longitudinally Linked Employer-Employee Data

John M. Abowd, Kevin L. McKinney, Nellie L. Zhao

NBER Working Paper No. 23224
Issued in March 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

Abowd acknowledges direct support from NSF Grants SES-0339191, CNS-0627680, SES-0922005, TC-1012593, and SES-1131848. This paper was written while the the third author was a Pathways Intern at the U.S. Census Bureau. We have benefitted from discussions with David Card, John Eltinge, Patrick Kline, Francis Kramarz, Kristin McCue, Ian Schmutte, Lars Vilhuber, participants at the NBER conference that preceded this volume, the editors of this volume, Edward Lazear and Kathryn Shaw, and two anonymous referees. Sara Sullivan edited the final manuscript. Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Census Bureau, other sponsors, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. All results have been reviewed to ensure that no confidential information is disclosed. This research uses data from the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program, which was partially supported by the following National Science Foundation Grants: SES-9978093, SES-0339191 and ITR-0427889; National Institute on Aging Grant AG018854; and grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. An archive of the code used to prepare analysis samples and conduct estimation along with the released results is available directly from http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ldi/34.

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