University of Maryland
Sociology 441: Stratification 
graph manf & service employment, 1950-2000

Manufacturing only
Employment by industry

Other 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 7, 2002
comments to: Reeve Vanneman.