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The Squeezed Middle: The Pressure on Ordinary Workers in America and Britain Sophia Parker

The Squeezed Middle: The Pressure on Ordinary Workers in America and Britain

Sophia Parker

Published August 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9781283975162
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183 pages
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As wages stagnate but living costs keep rising, the pressure on working-people grows more intense. The issue of living standards has become one of-the most urgent challenges for politicians in both Britain and America.--The squeezed middle bringsMoreAs wages stagnate but living costs keep rising, the pressure on working-people grows more intense. The issue of living standards has become one of-the most urgent challenges for politicians in both Britain and America.--The squeezed middle brings together experts from both sides of the Atlantic-to ask what the UK can learn from the US. American workers have not-benefited from growth for an entire generation - the average American worker-earned no more in 2009 than in 1975. Now British workers are undergoing a-similar experience. No longer can they assume that when the economy grows-their wages will grow with it.--This collection brings together for the first time leading economic and-policy thinkers to analyse the impact of different policies on those on-low-to middle incomes and to explain what lessons the UK can learn from-Americas lost generation.--This timely book is essential reading for everyone concerned about the-living standards crisis, an issue which could decide elections as well as-shaping the future for millions of working families.