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July 1994, Vol. 117, No. 7

Earnings in the late 1980's: an occupational perspective

Maury Gittleman
Economist, Office of Publications and Special Studies, Bureau of Labor Statistics

The earnings gap between more and less educated workers increased during the 1980's. Changes in occupational demand accounted for roughly a third of the increase. This article assesses how much trends in the skills market—looked at through the proxy of occupations—have influenced earnings trends.

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