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Share of families in the bottom and top income fifths in 1994 ending up in various income fifths in 2004

Source: Authors' analysis of Acs and Zimmerman (2008a, Table 2)

Updated May 16, 2012

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Data are from Acs and Zimmerman (2008a), Table 2, “Quintile Transitions, Two-Year Average Income (Relative Mobility).” Data for other years and relationships are available on The State of Working America website (

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