Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers and Their Labor Market Experiences: Evidence from the Mid- to Late 1990s. Table D.3.Real Wages Relative To Poverty, at The Time of The Follow-Up Period, By Wage Type and Gender

04/30/2004

Table D.3.
Real Wages Relative To Poverty, At The Time Of The Follow-Up Period,By Wage
Type And Gender
(Percentages)

В Low Wage Medium Wage High Wage
Males Females Males Females Males Females
Full-Time Earnings as a Percentage of Federal
Poverty Level(a)
В В В Less than 50 percent 4 4 2 2 1 0
В В В 50 to 100 percent 43 55 13 12 44 9
В В В 101 to 150 percent 40 33 33 41 8 10
В В В 151 to 200 percent 8 5 29 28 12 15
В В В 201 to 250 percent 3 1 14 10 21 17
В В В More than 250 percent 2 1 9 7 54 50
Sample Sizes 491 693 541 420 270 126
Source: 1996 SIPP longitudinal
file using workers who started low-wage jobs within six months after the
start of the panel period.
Note: All figures were calculated using the longitudinal panel weight.

a. Refers to federal poverty level for a family of three.

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