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Measures of Individual Earnings Inequality for Full-Time, Year-Round Workers for Both Men and Women: 1967-1998


                 Gini Coefficient               Income Ratios, 90/10 and 50/10
      Both Sexes                                   Men               Women
Year    Combined        Men       Women       90/10   50/10      90/10   50/10

1998       0.393      0.401      0.345         5.31    2.43       4.33    2.08
1997       0.394      0.403      0.341         5.36    2.38       4.46    2.23
1996       0.393      0.401      0.343         5.42    2.46       4.36    2.16
1995       0.388      0.398      0.332         5.31    2.38       4.46    2.23
1994       0.395      0.403      0.343         5.67    2.50       4.50    2.20
1993       0.389      0.397      0.336         5.42    2.50       4.20    2.15

1992       0.360      0.363      0.312         5.12    2.50       4.00    2.10
1991       0.355      0.354      0.311         5.00    2.42       3.94    2.02
1990       0.359      0.361      0.308         5.04    2.42       4.07    2.15
1989       0.362      0.361      0.310         4.87    2.35       4.04    2.08
1988       0.355      0.350      0.306         4.77    2.36       4.14    2.16
1987       0.353      0.347      0.300         4.81    2.40       4.00    2.11
1986       0.355      0.349      0.299         5.00    2.50       3.90    2.08
1985       0.348      0.343      0.289         4.80    2.40       3.74    2.00
1984       0.342      0.332      0.285         4.79    2.45       3.61    2.01
1983       0.340      0.332      0.280         4.67    2.39       3.57    1.97
1982       0.340      0.330      0.278         4.44    2.28       3.34    1.87
1981       0.334      0.321      0.266         4.29    2.29       3.23    1.85
1980       0.331      0.315      0.265         4.38    2.28       3.27    1.83
1979       0.335      0.317      0.264         4.01    2.18       3.18    1.82
1978       0.333      0.316      0.259         4.14    2.21       3.20    1.80
1977       0.332      0.315      0.260         4.12    2.27       3.27    1.87
1976       0.328      0.311      0.259         4.17    2.21       3.11    1.81
1975       0.327      0.308      0.260         3.83    2.04       3.14    1.84
1974       0.326      0.309      0.250         3.84    2.15       3.01    1.78
1973       0.330      0.309      0.261         3.85    2.09       3.38    1.94
1972       0.336      0.316      0.271         4.01    2.16       3.33    1.94
1971       0.328      0.309      0.268         3.93    2.13       3.39    1.94
1970       0.326      0.305      0.272         3.85    2.14       3.41    1.95
1969       0.326      0.305      0.264         3.75    2.06       3.30    1.98
1968       0.333      0.308      0.279         4.01    2.20       3.99    2.30
1967       0.340      0.314      0.298         4.20    2.33       4.67    2.67


Note: Change in data collection methodology suggests pre-1993 and post-1992 
	estimates are not strictly comparable (A New Mode of Data Collection).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey, March 1968-1999

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