The decline of the middle class has come to the forefront of debate in the US and Europe in recent years. This decline has two important components in the labour market. First, the number of well-paid middle-skill jobs in manufacturing and clerical occupations has decreased substantially since the mid-1980s.
Job polarisation and the decline of middle-class workers’ wages
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A new measure of the global middle class
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The swelling middle class in emerging economies is transforming the economic balance of power across the globe. Measuring it, however, is no easy task.
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