Blue-Collar Blues: Is Trade to Blame for Rising US Income Inequality?

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International trade accounts for only a small share of growing income inequality and labor-market displacement in the United States. Lawrence deconstructs the gap in real blue-collar wages and labor productivity growth between 1981 and 2006 and estimates how much higher these wages might have been had income growth been distributed proportionately and how much of the gap is due to measurement and technical factors about which little can be done. While increased trade with developing countries may have played some part in ...

Blue-Collar Blues: Is Trade to Blame for Rising US Income Inequality? 2008, Peterson Institute, New York

ISBN-13: 9780881324143

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