Low-Wage Jobs and No Wage Growth
June 27, 2011 |The American economy has been producing fewer middle-paying jobs. Studies by Erik Olin Wright and Rachel Dwyer and by David Autor have examined the profile of job creation in the United States since the 1960s. Each finds a shift toward a U-shaped pattern, with the bulk of new jobs in the 1990s and 2000s coming in occupations with either high or low wages. For many people in the bottom half of the skill and education pools, this means a greater likelihood of ending up in a low-paying job.
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