Monday, August 1, 2011

Union Demise Increases Wage Inequality

Union Demise Increases Wage Inequality: "

BOSTON -- The plunge in U.S. worker union members explains the increase in hourly wage inequality among women and men, a Harvard University researcher says.

Study author Bruce Western, a professor of sociology at Harvard University in Boston says from 1973 to 2007, wage inequality in the private sector increased by more than 40 percent among men, and by about 50 percent among women.


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