Socialist Security #1
christian a. gregory
driver at nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Thu Jul 23 16:31:02 PDT 1998
reported earnings are capped in the public-use files for the monthly census
population survey. before 1984, they were capped at $75K; since then they
have been capped at $100K, so incomes above $100K are reported at $100K.
this does cause some problems for computing gini indexes, but there are ways
to account for it. see jared bernstein and lawrence mishel (of epi) "has
wage inequality stopped growing?" mlr dec. 1997: 3-16.
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