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Low-, middle-, and high-income growth, 1947-2011

Real income growth for different income percentiles diverged in the 1970s, with real incomes flattening in the 20th percentile and the median, and increasing in the 95th percentile

Chart: Real income growth for different income percentiles diverged in the 1970s, with real incomes flattening in the 20th percentile and the median, and increasing in the 95th percentile
Updated October 5, 2012

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