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Male (Job) Insecurity

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.

Published on : 12 Feb 2014

Study Untangles Divergent U.S. Job-Tenure Patterns

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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Published on : 06 Feb 2014

Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns

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

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Published on : 05 Feb 2014

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

Authors: Hollister, Matissa N.; Kristin E. Smith Publication: American Sociological Review (Forthcoming) Abstract:

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Published on : 03 Dec 2013