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Are Good Jobs Disappearing in Minnesota?

Ahlburg, Dennis A., Yong-Nam Song, and Scott Leitz.

With the polarization of income in the United States--both the very rich and the very poor increasing in numbers by 1995--a concern has arisen that for people in the middle, good jobs are disappearing. A professor of industrial relations and two graduate students looked at what is a good job, who has a good job, and what factors influence a householders' ability to hold a good job in Minnesota. They found that good jobs have not disappeared, though a sizable number of households were adversely affected during the 1980s. Householders in the metropolitan area have a much better chance of holding a good job than those outstate. Also favored are people in white collar occupations. Earnings from a job are markedly better with each additional year of education that a householder has. This article presents a summary of Are Good Jobs Disappearing?, the third in a series on What the 1990 Census Says About Minnesota, published by CURA in 1985.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
25 (4): 14-16.
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Reporter 25 (4)