Decades Decrease in Wages Has Led to the Reduction in the Annual Exit Rate from Poverty

"At the 20th percentile of weekly wages, real earnings declined from $473 in 1975 to $386 in 1995 before increasing to $424 by 2000. The transition models show that a decline of $100 in real wages reduces one’s chance of exiting poverty by around 15 percent."

Transitions into and out of Poverty in the United States, (Ann Huff Stevens, UC Davis, May 2012)
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