Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nope, We Still Don't Have An Income Inequality Problem

A follow up piece to my original post on inequality is up at The Federalist. 

A slice regarding the myth of wage stagnation:

The myth of wage stagnation is commonly perpetrated by looking at average real wage statistics. But there are several problems with using average wages as a measure, which I’ve explained before, herehere and here. Briefly, one big problem is that average wage statistics are skewed downward due to the large wave of immigration we experienced in the 1980s and 1990s. Even though many immigrants were finding work and improving their lives, the influx of low-skilled work pulled wage averages downward, which makes it appear like there was stagnation when there really wasn’t.

Read the full piece here.

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