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ERIC Number: ED242960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Lifetime Earnings Estimates for Men and Women in the United States: 1979.
Burkhead, Dan L.
Current Population Reports, Series P-60 n139 Feb 83
This report presents estimates of expected lifetime earnings based on data collected in the March Current Population Survey by age, sex, and educational attainment for 1978, 1979, and 1980. The text describes the data tables and charts, methodology, and limitations of the data. The eight figures and five detailed tables present lifetime earning estimates for men and women for each age between 18 and 64 years. Estimates are also shown for five educational categories: less than 12 years, 12 years, 1-to-3 years of college, 4 years of college, and 5 years or more of college. Separate estimates are provided for year-round, full-time workers. The estimates of lifetime earnings are shown in terms of "present value" (constant 1981 dollars). The earnings are discounted to present value by selected "real" interest rates. In addition to selected discount rates, the lifetime earning estimates are shown by selected productivity rates. Each combination of discount and productivity rates yields a somewhat different estimate of expected lifetime earnings. Appendixes include definitions and explanations, detailed supplemental tables, information on source and reliability of estimates, and selected references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Employed Women, Estimation (Mathematics), Females, Income, Males, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.