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The squeezed middle : The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain, (electronic resource)

The squeezed middle : The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain
The squeezed middle
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The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain
The squeezed middle"" brings together leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic to ask what the UK can learn from the US experience of stagnating wages and rising living costs.""
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The squeezed middle : The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain, (electronic resource)
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  • The squeezed middle; Contents; List of tables and figures; Notes on contributors; Foreword; A note on terminology; Introduction; Core themes of this volume; Introducing the contributions to the volume; A wake-up call for the UK; Section 1: Setting the scene:a rising tide no longer lifts all boats; 1.1: A lost decade, not a burst bubble: the declining living standards of middle-class households in the US and Britain; The long-term stagnation of median household income; What lies behind this story?; Looking ahead; 1.2: Rising incomes and modest inequality: the high{u2011}employment route
  • 3.1: The path to post-recession prosperityAusterity or prosperity?; The revenue path to prosperity; The spending path to prosperity; Conclusion; 3.2: How US politics is undermining the American Dream, and what it means for the UK; The middle class and its discontents; The political roots of middle-class strains; Lessons for the UK; 3.3: Conclusion: learning the lessons; Achieving better wage growth; Meaningful protection against risks; The new needs of working families; Voice, power and decision-making; A squeezed decade; Index
  • America's distinctive contextExploring dimensions of economic vulnerability; Concluding thoughts; 2.3: New evidence and new directions for promoting labour market advancement for low and modest earners; Findings from the American Employment Retention and Advancement evaluations; The UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration; Key findings from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration5; WorkAdvance: a 'next-generation' advancement programme; Conclusion; 2.4: Boosting the pay packets of low{u2011} to middle-income families; A brief history of tax credits
  • The broken link between economic growth and wagesRising market inequality; Redistributive mechanisms are under increasing pressure; A high-employment route; How to do it; How much additional revenue?; A future of lousy jobs?; One piece of the puzzle; Section 2: Policy lessons:creating quality work, raisingincomes and building greatereconomic security; 2.1: Improving job quality in low-paid jobs: care workers in the US; A Cinderella workforce; Improving job quality in an era of home-based care; Conclusion; 2.2: Employment change and economic vulnerability in the US
  • The impact of tax credits on work incentivesTax credits versus low wages: compliments or substitutes?; Conclusion: the politics of boosting pay packets; 2.5: Strategies to expand the affordable private rental stock; Low Income Housing Tax Credits; Real Estate Investment Trusts; Tax increment financing; Conclusions; 2.6: Insulating middle-income households from economic insecurity: why savings matter, and how we can increase them; The difference that savings can make; Three innovations that support saving activity; Conclusion; Section 3: Looking ahead: a cautionary tale
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