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The Shrinking American Middle Class The Social and Cultural Implications of Growing Inequality

Author: Joseph Dillon Davey
Publisher: New York Palgrave Macmillan US Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States lost one third of its factory jobs in the past decade as jobs were outsourced offshore, mostly to Asia. Jobs that require a college degree are next to go. China will award six times as many degrees this year as they did ten years ago and any job that can be digitized will be 'tradable'. Estimates of the number of vulnerable jobs range from a low 11 million to a staggering 56 million 'middle class'  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Dillon Davey
ISBN: 9781137295071 1137295074
OCLC Number: 1073499202
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (VII, 200 Seiten 1 Illustration)
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 Income Distribution and Social Justice Chapter 2 The Dangers of Growing Inequality Chapter 3 How Did This Happen? Chapter 4 Problems with Outsourcing Offshore Chapter 5 The Chinese Juggernaut: How Did They Get Where They are? Chapter 6 Problems Facing China Chapter 7 India: English Speakers and a Demographic Dividend Chapter 8 The Suggested Solutions? The Myth of Educational Reform Chapter 9 Inequality in a Globalized Economy Chapter 10 Slowing Down the Shrinkage Chapter 11 Political Reform and Progressive Taxation Can Reduce Inequality Bibliography
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Highlights concerns about the impact of a falling standard of living in America as 40 million 'tradable jobs' are digitized and outsourced off shore.  Read more...

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