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Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Revising the Revisionists
A recent revisionist literature characterizes the pronounced rise in U.S. wage inequality since 1980 as an episodic event of the first half of the 1980s driven by nonmarket factors (particularly aExpand
The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms
The fall of labor's share of GDP in the United States and many other countries in recent decades is well documented but its causes remain uncertain. Existing empirical assessments of trends inExpand
Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed the Labor Market?
This paper examines the effect of technological change and other factors on the relative demand for workers with different education levels and on the recent growth of U.S. educational wageExpand
Changes in the Wage Structure and Earnings Inequality
This chapter presents a framework for understanding changes in the wage structure and overall earnings inequality. The framework emphasizes the role of supply and demand factors and the interactionExpand
The Race Between Education And Technology
* Introduction Part I: Economic Growth and Distribution * The Human Capital Century * Inequality across the Twentieth Century * Skill-biased Technological Change Part II: Education for the Masses inExpand
The Polarization of the U.S. Labor Market
This paper analyzes a marked change in the evolution of the U.S. wage structure over the past fifteen years: divergent trends in upper-tail (90/50) and lower-tail (50/10) wage inequality. We documentExpand
The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment
It is found that moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood when young (before age 13) increases college attendance and earnings and reduces single parenthood rates, and moving as an adolescent has slightly negative impacts. Expand
Dynamics of the Gender Gap for Young Professionals in the Financial and Corporate Sectors
The careers of MBAs from a top US business school are studied to understand how career dynamics differ by gender. Although male and female MBAs have nearly identical earnings at the outset of theirExpand
Wage Dynamics: Reconciling Theory and Evidence
U.S. macroeconomic evidence shows a negative relation between the rate of change of wages and unemployment. In contrast, most theories of wage determination imply a negative relation between theExpand