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dc.contributor.advisorIceland, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlbrecht, Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-24T05:32:58Z
dc.date.available2009-03-24T05:32:58Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/8971
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between age structure and income inequality. As a cohort ages, incomes become more unequally distributed within it. Consequently, as the age structure of a population evolves, it may have real effects on the aggregate distribution of incomes in that population. Using March CPS data from 1976 to 2007, I decompose inequality change by age and education. Changes in the age structure have had a net negative impact on inequality since 1976. The aging of the large baby boom cohort has been offset by the aging of the relatively small birth dearth cohort and by trends in mean income by age. I also find some evidence that inequality patterns by education are influenced by the age structure of education groups.en_US
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dc.titleThe Effect of Age Structure on US Income Inequality, 1976 to 2007en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Demographyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAge Structureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCumulative Advantageen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDecompositionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEducationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledInequalityen_US


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