The State of Working America 2006/2007

The State of Working America 2006/2007

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Praise for previous editions of The State of Working America: qThe State of Working America remains unrivaled as the most-trusted source for a comprehensive understanding of how working Americans and their families are faring in today's€”Robert B. ReichqIt is the inequality of wealth, argue the authors, rather than new technology (as some would have it), that is responsible for the failure of America's workplace to keep pace with the country's economic growth. The State of Working America is a well-written, soundly argued, and important reference€”Library Journal qIf you want to know what happened to the economic well-being of the average American in the past decade or so, this is the book for you. It should be required reading for Americans of all political€”Richard Freeman, Harvard University qA truly comprehensive and useful book that provides a reality check on loose statements about U.S. labor markets. It should be cheered by all Americans who earn their living from€”William Wolman, former chief economist, CNBC's Business Week qThe State of Working America provides very valuable factual and analytic material on the economic conditions of American workers. It is the very best source of information on this important€”Ray Marshall, University of Texas, former U.S. Secretary of LaborqAn indispensable work . . . on family income, wages, taxes, employment, and the distribution of€”Simon Head, The New York Review of Books qNo matter what political camp you're in, this is the single most valuable book I know of about the state of America, period. It is the most referenced, most influential resource book of its€”Jeff Madrick, author, The End of Affluence qThis book is the single best yardstick for measuring whether or not our economic policies are doing enough to ensure that our economy can, once again, grow for€”Richard A. Gephardt qThe best place to review the latest developments in changes in the distribution of income and€”Lester ThurowThe State of Working America, prepared biennially since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, taxes, unemployment, wealth, and poverty-data that enable the authors to closely examine the effect of the economy on the living standards of the American people.Mortgage debt, as a percent of disposable personal income, has greatly increased over time and was at its highest of 95.8% in 2005. Consumer credit debt (mostly credit card debt and auto loans) was almost one-quarter of total disposableanbsp;...

Title:The State of Working America 2006/2007
Author:Lawrence R. Mishel, Jared Bernstein, Sylvia A. Allegretto
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 2006


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