Brief Job Polarization and the Great Recession
Josh Mitchell, Austin Nichols
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For decades, the labor market has grown more polarized with employment and wages growing more slowly for middle-skill jobs than for other jobs. By most measures, polarization did not accelerate during the Great Recession. More polarization is evident, however, in the wages of re-employed workers.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being
Tags Employment and income data Wages and nonwage compensation
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center