University of Maryland
Sociology 441: Stratification 
graph employment by industry, 2000

Manufacturing trends
Service & manufacturing trends

Possible causes of inequality:
Foreign trade
Minimum wage laws

Income inequality trends:
Overall inequality
Share of bottom quintile
Share of middle quintile
Share of top quintile


Source: BLS,

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Last updated November 9, 2002
comments to: Reeve Vanneman.