Trends in Men's Earnings Volatility: What Does the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Show?

27 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2008 Last revised: 27 Jun 2008

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Donggyun Shin

Hanyang University - Department of Economics

Gary Solon

University of Arizona; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: June 2008

Abstract

Using Panel Study of Income Dynamics data for 1969 through 2004, we examine movements in men's earnings volatility. Like many previous studies, we find that earnings volatility is substantially countercyclical. As for secular trends, we find that men's earnings volatility increased during the 1970s, but did not show a clear trend afterwards until a new upward trend appeared in the last few years. These patterns are broadly consistent with the findings of recent studies based on other data sets.

Suggested Citation

Shin, Donggyun and Solon, Gary, Trends in Men's Earnings Volatility: What Does the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Show? (June 2008). NBER Working Paper No. w14075. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1143986

Donggyun Shin

Hanyang University - Department of Economics ( email )

17 Haegdang-dong
Seongdong-ku
Seoul, 133-791
Korea

Gary Solon (Contact Author)

University of Arizona ( email )

Department of Economics
Eller College of Management
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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