The Impact of the 1990s Economic Boom on Less-Educated Workers in Rural America. Working Paper by Elizabeth E. Davis and Stacie A. Bosley of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. June, 2005.

The Impact of the 1990s Economic Boom on Less-Educated Workers in Rural America. Working Paper by Elizabeth E. Davis and Stacie A. Bosley of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. June, 2005.

The Impact of the 1990s Economic Boom on Less-Educated Workers in Rural America

Authors Elizabeth E. Davis and Stacie A. Bosley of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center explore research that takes advantage of differences in local labor market conditions to examine the impact of overall economic conditions on individual outcomes, particularly for economically disadvantaged groups. They also draw up the literature related to the “wage curve” of Blanchflower and Oswald, who find a consistent negative short-run relationship between wages and unemployment rates across countries, regions, and time periods.

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