Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007

October 25, 2011
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CBO finds that, between 1979 and 2007, income grew by: 275 percent for the top 1 percent of households; 65 percent for the next 19 percent; just under 40 percent for the next 60 percent; and 18 percent for the bottom 20 percent.

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