
Series for figures and tables in the paper
Uncovering the American Dream:
Inequality and Mobility in Social Security Earnings Data since 1937 (NBER WP #13345)
by
Wojciech Kopczuk,
Emmanuel Saez and Jae Song.
Note: a shorter version of the paper is also available, however figure numbers
below refer to the longer NBER working paper version of the paper.
If you use any of this data, you should cite the paper (as of now, the NBER working paper #13345) as
the source of the data and for the description of
methodology.
Series for figures and tables in a zip
file
Additional selected datasets in a zip
file (in Stata 7 format).
Figure 0: Aggregate SSA Earnings and Workers
Figure 1: Gini coefficient
Figure 2A: Bottom and Middle Earnings Shares
Figure 2B: Upper Earnings Shares
Figure 2C: Top Earnings Share
Figure 3A: Great Compression (White Males)
Figure 3B: Great Compression: Entry and Exit
Figure 3C: Great Compression at the Bottom of the Distribution (White Males)  log(P50/P10)
Figure 3D: Great Compression  Quantiles
Figure 4A: Probability of Staying in Top 0.1%
Figure 4B: Top 0.1% MultiYear Earnings Share
Figure 4C: Source of Top 1% Ten Years Earlier
Figure 5A: Bottom Shares (multiyear)
Figure 5B: Upper Shares (multiyear)
Figure 6A: Probability of Staying in Top and Bottom Groups
Figure 6B: Downward and Upward Mobility
Figure 7: Probability of Upward Mobility for 11 Year Earnings Average
Figure 8A: Probability of Staying in Top Quintile over a Career
Figure 8B: Probability of Staying in Bottom Two Quintiles over a Career
Figure 8C: Probability of Upward Mobility over a Career
Figure 8D: Probability of Downward Mobility over a Career
Figure 9A: LongTerm Top Quintile Share
Figure 9B: LongTerm P040 Share
Figure 10: Fraction of Female, Black and ForeignBorn Workers
Figure 11: Average Earnings of Female, Black and ForeignBorn Workers
Figure 12A: Gender Gap in Upper Groups
Figure 12B: Gender Gap in Top Groups
Figure 13A: BlackWhite Gap in Upper Groups
Figure 13B: BlackWhite Gap in Top Groups
Figure 14A: ImmigrantNative Gap in Upper Groups
Figure 14B: ImmigrantNative Gap in Top Groups
Figure 15A: Upward Mobility from P040 to P80100 After 20 Years, MA11
Figure 15B: Probability of Upward Mobility over a Career by Gender
Figure 16: LongTerm P040 Share (Men Only)
Figure 17A: Women in Top Quintile (LongTerm)
Figure 17B: Blacks in Top Quintile (LongTerm)
Figure A1: Sample and NIPA Workers
Figure A2A: Gini coefficient
Figure A2B: Gini coefficient by race and place of birth
Figure A3: Core sample vs all industries: Probability of Staying in P60100
Figure A4: Conditional and Unconditional Probability of Staying P60100
Figure A5: Mobility Imputations for Incomplete Cohorts  Top Quintile
Figure A6A: Probability of Upward Mobility over a Career by Gender (reweighted)
Figure A6B: Upward Mobility from P040 to P80100 After 20 Years, MA11 (reweighted)
Figure A7: Women in P6080 (LongTerm)
