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Wage gap between the 95th and 50th percentiles, by gender, 1973–2011

* Ratio of workers' wages at the 95th earnings percentile to wages at the 50th percentile

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

Updated May 14, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Figure is based on ratios of yearly hourly wage by percentile data presented in Tables 4.5 and 4.6.


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