The U.S. economy, as a whole, has not performed well since the early 1960’s. Sclar and Hook (1992) point out that since 1960, the rate of productivity increase in the U.S. has only grown at an average annualized rate of 1.21 percent, while countries like Japan, Italy, and Germany have experienced rates of between 2.87 […]
A common hypothesis in social and urban studies is that the loss of blue-collar manufacturing jobs in the central city, through a combination of reasons (i.e. institutional barriers such as housing and labor market discrimination in the suburbs), has led to an increase in unemployment of black male residents in the central city. A main […]
As a result of the restructuring discussed above, since the 1960’s, the U.S. economy has experienced a decline of traditional, high-wage, highly unionized manufacturing employment in most metropolitan areas and a dispersal of these jobs from the traditional central city to the suburbs (Phillips and Vidal 1986), and to counties just outside the MSA (Nelson, […]
Gone are the days of a robust U.S. economy boasting a predominance of low skill urban/central city jobs paying relatively high wages and the days when the U.S. economy was largely uninfluenced and insulated from foreign labor markets and product competition (Peterson and Vroman 1992). Barkley and Hinschberger (1992) show that American manufacturing is shifting […]
A. Overview The economic decline of older, northeast and Midwest U.S. central cities that occurred in the 1970’s and 1980’s can be attributed to two principal causes. First, many manufacturing jobs were lost to international locations, in part, because labor in foreign locations was cheaper. Second, massive developments in production technology, telecommunications, and the ascendance […]
When my wife informed me that we were pregnant with our second child I was elated, overjoyed, and scared. Of course the excitement, overjoy, and elation was coming from having the opportunity to have another child to love and raise. For those of you who have not had children, believe me when I tell you […]
The Lost Coast…where is it? Much has been written about the Lost Coast. It is a very popular section of the Northern California Pacific Coastline that very few people visit, but for those who do, they love it – myself included. When I was in college at UC Davis back in the early 1990’s I […]
Baby Accessories That We Will Not Purchase For Our Second Child are a result of the lessons learned from our first child.
We just got rid of a bunch of baby stuff left over from the birth of our first child that was filling up just about every storgage space we have in our home. Now we’re scratching our heads wondering whether we can get back any of the items we sold. I just got off the […]
Summary of why Are There Enough Jobs is important to public policy makers in determining what is important about workforce development – spatial mismatch or education mismatch.