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Matissa Hollister

Male (Job) Insecurity

Wed, 2014-02-12 10:50

The long debate over whether America has gotten more economically unequal in the last few decades is over; all but the most recalcitrant acknowledge it. (As a recent New York Times story reported, sharp-eyed salesmen have acted on this reality, increasingly marketing to the top few percent.) The economic argument has now shifted to whether average Americans have nonetheless done alright even as the rich have become super-rich. Here one detects a subtle difference in vocabulary. Defenders of the broadening inequality insist that average family incomes have been nonetheless increasing.

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Study Untangles Divergent U.S. Job-Tenure Patterns

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:50

Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?

Many Americans would probably say the answer to these questions is an obvious yes. Yet, for the past few decades researchers looking at the data haven’t been so sure: average job tenure (the number of years working for the same employer) has been surprisingly stable over time.

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Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns

Greater job continuity for married moms masks trend toward shorter-term employment among men, never-married women
Wed, 2014-02-05 16:05

Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?

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"Unmasking the Conflicting Trends in Job Tenure by Gender in the United States, 1983-2010," American Sociological Review.

Tue, 2013-12-03 13:38

Authors: Hollister, Matissa N.; Kristin E. Smith

Publication: American Sociological Review (Forthcoming)

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