Simulated change in 2013 market-based poverty rate if wages had increased at same rate as productivity growth over 1979–2013 and if the economy were at full employment in 2013
|Percentage point reduction by growing wages with average wage growth|
|Non-<br>elderly||100% of poverty||-4.188|
|Children (under 18)||All children||-5.937|
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Note: The simulation assumes that wages increased in tandem with growth in "usable" productivity. See the technical appendix for details.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) microdata