The Squeezed Middle : The Pressure on Ordinary Workers in America and Britain Hardback
Edited by Sophia Parker
As wages stagnate but living costs keep rising, the pressure on workingpeople grows more intense.
The issue of living standards has become one ofthe most urgent challenges for politicians in both Britain and America. 'The squeezed middle' brings together experts from both sides of the Atlanticto ask what the UK can learn from the US.
American workers have notbenefited from growth for an entire generation - the average American workerearned no more in 2009 than in 1975.
Now British workers are undergoing asimilar experience.
No longer can they assume that when the economy growstheir wages will grow with it. This collection brings together for the first time leading economic andpolicy thinkers to analyse the impact of different policies on those onlow-to middle incomes and to explain what lessons the UK can learn fromAmerica's 'lost generation'. This timely book is essential reading for everyone concerned about theliving standards crisis, an issue which could decide elections as well asshaping the future for millions of working families.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 184 pages, 7 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Policy Press
- Publication Date: 07/01/2013
- Category: Social issues & processes
- ISBN: 9781447308942