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The decline of unions is driving the problem of working poverty in the U.S.

Brady, David (2013) The decline of unions is driving the problem of working poverty in the U.S. LSE American Politics and Policy (30 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Even since before the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, the growing level of poverty in America has been of great concern to government and policymakers. David Brady argues that while most research into the causes of poverty focusses on joblessness, the majority of poor people in the U.S. are working poor. By examining working poverty in the past two decades, he finds that the decline in unionization is closely linked to the rise in poverty. He writes that unions are a pathway to increased economic security for workers, through higher wages and benefits, increased job security and the greater regulation of risks.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 14:32
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 09:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58293

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