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The picture is considerably different if based on "compensation" rather than "wages" and if a uniform price deflator is used. Technological change since 1980 appears to be the primary factor involved in the actual growth in inequality, although trade factors do seem to have played some role between 1980 and 1990. Low skilled compensation seems to have kept pace after 1990.   Labor productivity growth has been increasing faster than real wages , which would indicate that labor is no longer getting its traditional share of the economic pie. However, Lawrence demonstrates that about 60% of this gap is due to measurement ...
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Today, I want to talk about the functional, physical, and mathematical impossibility of the majority of kids in America acquiring a college education. I’ll use some old and some new arguments, and of course, the application of Mikeronomics. I suppose that it’s necessary for me to qualify my stance on education yet one more time; I’m an education junkie. I hold education in the highest regard, but there are a thousand ways to become educated and at the same time, valuable to society, that do not include four years of conventional college and the associated costs both in money and years of life. Higher education today is aimed at ... market research, surveys and trends
The Post and Courier - Blue-collar blues: Skilled trades seek ...
Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel series "Dirty Jobs," was hired to appear at a trade show earlier this year by a maker of construction equipment that's trying to recruit young blue-collar workers. Even as the economy slumps and unemployment rises, strong demand for power plants, oil refineries and export goods has many manufacturers and construction contractors scrambling to find enough skilled workers to plug current and future holes. With the shortage of welders, pipe fitters and other high-demand workers likely to get worse as more of them reach retirement age, unions, construction contractors and other ... market research, surveys and trends

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Richard Florida: Rethinking Blue-Collar Jobs - Newsweek
60 million people—46 percent of the American workforce—in 2009 worked in the service sector as cashiers, office clerks, cooks, nurses, retail salespeople, or customer-service representatives. But rather than consign nearly half of the nation’s workers to relatively low-paying jobs, why not use the recession as an opportunity to make over service work into something fulfilling and analytical, hopefully with higher wages? So asks Richard Florida, professor, social scientist, and author of the bestselling book The Rise of the Creative Class . Following the release of his latest tome, The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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THE BLUE COLLAR BLUES. Jerome S. Rosow ... The National is justifiably proud that millions of ... Fifteen percent of doctors degrees in 1930 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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In Brief: Blue-Collar Blues? Is Trade to Blame for Rising US ...
Blue-Collar Blues: Is Trade to Blame for Rising. US Income Inequality? Policy Analyses in International Economics 85. Robert Z. Lawrence • January 2008 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Blue Collar Blues by Rosalyn McMillan. Her by Cherry Muhanji. Detroit has been many things since its founding in 1701. From a battle- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Why is there such a difference between White Collar and Blue ...
When I was a kid, my Dad liked to watch people with me while sitting on a bench at a park. Hundreds of people would walk by and my Dad would ask us to guess what type of work they did. He would tell us the differences between white collar and blue collar workers. He was not judgemental but showed us how differently white collar and blue collar workers carried themselves, dressed, cut their hair, clothed themselves and spoke. It was a study in human nature. Why are white collar and blue collar Americans so different? There are different expectations and work norms for each class respectively. I think this sets the mold. Although ...
WikiAnswers - Why are the army dress blues pants lighter than the ...
The legend goes like this. US Army dress uniform pants are a lighter blue than the coat because of the days of horseback cavalry, where they would roll their coats up and keep them in their saddle bags. The pants would get bleached a light blue in the sun, and their coats would stay dark blue. Eventually, after the days of riding, they decided that it would be a cool tribute to their past if they issued them that way. The answer is because of the development of US army uniforms over the history of the army. The US 1831 uniform regulations designated a light blue uniform including a shell jacket and trousers for field use with a ...