Author: David Bradley


The State of Working Pennsylvania 2002

“The State of Working Pennsylvania 2002” provides a statistical portrait of the economic status of Pennsylvania’s workers, families, and...

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Many Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Loans Create Low-Quality Jobs

A central goal of Pennsylvania economic development programs is to create more good jobs in the Commonwealth. As one...

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Economic Development Subsidies in Pennsylvania: Do they Fuel Sprawl?

Previously, the KRC published one of the only attempts to gauge the quality of jobs created by Pennsylvania economic...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2003

“The State of Working Pennsylvania 2003” differs from previous editions by being shorter and focused on two stand-out trends...

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Low Child Care Wages and High Turnover Shortchange Pennsylvania Children: Findings from Surveys of Child Care Providers in Allegheny County, Southeast Pennsylvania and York County

This research paper summarizes the findings from Gateway child care provider surveys which were conducted to measure key determinants...

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Fuzzy Math in Philadelphia: Edison Overstates Savings Possible Through Outsourcing School District Maintenance and Operations Work

Under contract to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Edison Schools Inc. prepared an 80-page assessment to the Philadelphia schools and...

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Trade and Pennsylvania: Distorted Trade Patterns Translate Into Job Loss for Commonwealth

Over the past decade, trade has been one of the most hotly contested dimensions of U.S. economic policy. In...

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Pennsylvania Child Care Workers Face Health Insurance Crisis

It is widely suspected that few child care workers obtain health benefits through their job and that this contributes...

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Since September 11, Unemployment Claims Rising in Pennsylvania

Prior to September 11, as documented in KRC’s “The State of Working Pennsylvania 2001”, signs already existed of a...

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Construction Apprenticeship and Training in Pennsylvania

In recent years, the U.S. construction industry has faced a shortage of skilled craft workers. This report evaluates the...

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