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The Dynamics of the U.S. Occupational Structure during the 1990s




During the 1990s, the U.S. economy experienced dramatic structural changes, such as the decline in the defense industry following the end of the Cold War, an extraordinary amount of corporate restructuring and downsizing, a dramatic increase in computer usage in the workplace, the adoption of NAFTA, and the emergence of the global economy. These changes would lead one to expect fairly significant upheaval in the U.S. occupational structure. In fact, my findings indicate relatively remarkable stability of the U.S. labor market and its occupational structure. Moreover, many of the changes which have occurred have been beneficial.

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  • Edward T. Gullason, 2000. "The Dynamics of the U.S. Occupational Structure during the 1990s," Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 21(2), pages 363-375, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:tra:jlabre:v:21:y:2000:i:2:p:363-375

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