The Decline of Good Jobs: How Have Jobs with Adequate Pay and Benefits Done?

Source: John Schmitt, Challenge, Vol. 51 no. 1, January-February, 2008
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This economist defines good jobs as those that pay a reasonable minimum and also include health care and pension benefits. The share of such jobs in the economy has declined since 1979. For men, the decline is especially sharp. Given that the workforce is better educated and more experienced, a decline is all the more an indication that the labor market is failing the American worker.

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