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We interpret this as suggesting that an increase in a jurisdiction's post-Bachelor educational attainment is associated with disequalization during this period, because the incomes of the most highly educated workers have pulled away from the incomes of the rest of the population.
Much of the disequalization of the last 40 years has been due to an increase in the demand for highly skilled labor.
In fact the turning point in inequality seems to have been in the late 1970s, such that until about 1977 there was some equalization of the distribution, coinciding with the incomes policies of those years, and some disequalization thereafter.