ERIC Number: ED311251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Declining American Incomes and Living Standards. Seminar (Washington, D.C., May 1986).
Levy, Frank; And Others
This document is a transcript of a seminar that explored the long-term causes and consequences of the decline in wages, incomes, and living standards experienced in the United States in the last 12 years. It was published in order to encourage wider public discussion of the causes of U.S. economic problems so that citizens, the press, and public officials can develop an informed agenda for public action. Participants in the seminar moderated by Jeff Faux; were economists Lester Thurow, Frank Levy, and Barry Bluestone; political scientist Ralph Whitehead, Jr.; and unnamed members of the press. Following the individual statements by the economists and political scientist, most of the document is devoted to questions (presumably asked by members of the press) and their answers. The document concludes with a list of 17 references. (CML)
Descriptors: Economic Research, Economics, Government Role, Income, Living Standards, Productivity, Wages
Economic Policy Institute, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 812, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Policy Inst., Washington, DC.