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Review: Dollars and Dreams: A Reduced Middle Class? Alternative Explanations

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We decompose annual earnings into hours of work and hourly earnings and analyze male-female differences in earnings inequality using Canadian data. Our results indicate that the larger female inequality in earnings is due to a greater inequality in the ...

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  • Charles M. Beach, 1989. "Review: Dollars and Dreams: A Reduced Middle Class? Alternative Explanations," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 24(1), pages 162-193.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:24:y:1989:i:1:p:162-193
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    1. McKinley L. Blackburn & David E. Bloom, 1993. "The Distribution of Family Income: Measuring and Explaining Changes in the 1980s for Canada and the United States," NBER Chapters,in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 233-266 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Joe C. Davis & John H. Huston, 1992. "The Shrinking Middle-Income Class: A Multivariate Analysis," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 18(3), pages 277-285, Summer.
    3. Joel B. Slemrod, 1992. "Taxation and Inequality: A Time-Exposure Perspective," NBER Chapters,in: Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 6, pages 105-128 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. James Foster & Michael Wolfson, 2010. "Polarization and the decline of the middle class: Canada and the U.S," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 8(2), pages 247-273, June.
    5. James Foster and Michael C. Wolfson, 2009. "Polarization and the Decline of the Middle Class: Canada and the US," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp031, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    6. Chiara GIGLIARANO & Karl MOSLER, 2009. "Measuring middle-class decline in one and many attributes," Working Papers 333, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.

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