University of Maryland
Sociology 441: Stratification 
graph average earnings, 1950-2002

Individual earnings trends:
Median earnings by gender
20th percentile earnings
80th percentile earnings
Earnings by gender & race

Family income trends:
Bottom quintile
Top quintile

Income share trends:
Share of bottom quintile
Share of middle quintile
Share of top quintile
Summary inequality

  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,
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Last updated November 8, 2002
comments to: Reeve Vanneman.