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Income Distribution, US & Japan, 1980

By 1980, both countries were more populous and richer But Japan is showing signs of losing the bulge on the left of the distribution, where an extra-large poorer group had been clustered. It's also losing a smaller bulge on the right where I guess the old feudal class that got them into world war 2 were dying off.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008