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Job Quality Index Monthly assessing private job quality. It measures desirable higher-wage/higher-hour jobs versus lower-wage/lower-hour jobs.
Median real weekly earnings of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees, private sector
Idle rich baffled by poor people’s distaste for dangerous, low-paying jobs, Frauenfelder, BoingBoing 6/23
Identifying the policy levers generating wage suppression and wage inequality, Mishel & Bivens, EPI 5/21
Black-white wage gaps are worse today than in 2000, Gould, EPI 2/20
Low-wage work is more pervasive than you think, Ross & Bateman, Brookings, 11/19
Grand Theft Paycheck: A detailed analysis of federal and state court records shows that wage theft is pervasive in Corporate America. Good Jobs First, 6/18
The State of American Wages 2017 Wages have finally recovered from the blow of the Great Recession but are still growing too slowly and unequally, Gould, EPI 3/18
Revitalizing Wage Growth: Policies to Get American Workers a Raise, Brookings, 2/18
Why Is It So Hard for Americans to Get a Decent Raise? Weissman, Slate, 1/18
‘Middle class’ used to denote comfort and security. Not anymore Quart, Guardian 7/16
Understanding the Historic Divergence Between Productivity and a Typical Worker’s Pay: Why It Matters and Why It’s Real — Bivens & Mishel 9/15
The Typical Male U.S. Worker Earned Less in 2014 Than in 1973, WSJ Washington Wire, 9/15
Real Wages 1964-2014
Raising America’s Pay, EPI; Raising America’s Pay: Why It’s Our Central Economic Policy Challenge, Bivens et al, EPI 5/14
A Decade of Flat Wages? Rios-Avila & Hotchkiss, Levy P 2014/4, 6/14
Wage Data from State of Working America, EPI, Mishel et al
Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality, Mishel et al, 1/13
The 10-Year Decline in Wages for Most College Graduates, Mishel, EPI, 10/12
Vast majority of wage earners are working harder, and for not much more, Mishel 1/13
Median earnings for full-time male workers in 2013: $50,033
Median earnings for full-time male workers in 1973: $52,421 [2013 dollars] BLS, 1973 is the peak earnings year. For full-time women workers, the peak is 2007.
What Families Need to Get By: 2013 EPI 7/13
Middle-Class Tightrope: It’s More Dire Than The Numbers Show, Hacker, Wash. Post 8/04