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Where Are All the Good Jobs Going? What National and Local Job Quality and Dynamics Mean for U.S. Workers by Harry J. Holzer, Julia I. Lane, David B. Rosenblum and Fredrik Andersson

Published By: New York: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 978-0-87154-458-2
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Susan Houseman of W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r9
Review Pages: 198-200

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Susan Houseman of W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research reviews "Where Are All the Good Jobs Going? What National and Local Job Quality and Dynamics Mean for U.S. Workers" by Harry J. Holzer, Julia I. Lane, David B. Rosenblum and Fredrik Andersson . The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the dynamics of job quality and volatility over time and the resulting implications for inequality and insecurity among American workers. Discusses good jobs—basic facts and trends over time; job quality and volatility—how they affect worker earnings; job quality and volatility in metropolitan areas—a tale of two kinds of cities; and good jobs and firm dynamics. Holzer is Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. Lane is Program Director of Science of Science and Innovation Policy at the National Science Foundation and Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor in Bonn. Rosenblum is Senior Economic Analyst with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Andersson is an economist in the Economics Department of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Index.


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Susan Houseman of W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research


JEL Classifications

E24: Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
J23: Labor Demand
J31: Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
R23: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics


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