Income gap – no comment

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10 responses to “Income gap – no comment

  1. Income gap – no comment

    Can I ask ya for a favor?

    Will you post data on wage earners by quintile? That is, in the bottom 20%, what % of those families have 4 or 3 or 1 wage earner?

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    • I suppose that info is available but I’m not sure how to go about finding it. Wouldn’t multiple wage earners per family in the lowest quintile mean a dimmer picture?

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  2. It’s here:

    http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032011/hhinc/new05_000.htm

    Wouldn’t multiple wage earners per family in the lowest quintile mean a dimmer picture?

    Yes.

    However, having zero wage earners would lead to greater explanation in the same manner.

    If you want, the work is done for you here and href=”http://tarheelred.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/gini-further-clarification-on-wage-earners/”>here.

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  3. If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

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  4. Are we talking total income or just wages?

    Taxable income. Wages are a part of that.

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