Author: Howard Wial


Pulling Apart in Pennsylvania: The Incomes of Pennsylvania Families Since the 1970s

This Reports and Briefing Papers documents both bright and dark sides to the economic fortunes of Pennsylvania families since...

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Making Work Pay: The Benefits of the 1996-1997 Minimum Wage Increase for Low-Wage Workers in the U.S. and Pennsylvania

In a national study, “Making Work Pay: The Impact of the 1996-97 Minimum Wage Increase,” Jared Bernstein and John...

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Do Lower Prevailing Wages Reduce Public Construction Costs?

Opponents of prevailing wage laws often argue that repealing or weakening these laws will lower the cost of public...

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A Real Tax Cut for Pennsylvania’s Middle Class

In 1999, state income tax relief for the middle class was on the agenda in Pennsylvania. In the first...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2004

“The State of Working Pennsylvania 2004” paints a statistical portrait of the economic status of Pennsylvania’s workers, families, and...

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Employment and Wages of Part-time Workers in Pennsylvania and the United States, 1979-1996

This report examines employment and the wages of part-time workers from 1979-1996. This paper finds that: part-time jobs pay...

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The Job Gap in Pennsylvania: Are There Enough Living-Wage Jobs?

Many Pennsylvanians believe that anyone who looks hard enough can find a “living wage” job- a job that supports...

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Democracy In Pennsylvania

Independence Day in Pennsylvania should be a time of celebration but also one of reflection. In this report, issued...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 1999

This report profiles the economic status of Pennsylvania’s working people. It shows how wages in Pennsylvania grew in 1998...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 1998

“The State of Working Pennsylvania 1998” provides a statistical portrait of the economic status of Pennsylvania workers and their...

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