Year: 1998


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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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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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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The Quiet Dismantling of Public Health: The Impact of Pennsylvania State Health Center Privatization and Staff Cutbacks

In February of 1996, Governor Ridge proposed the privatization of all Pennsylvania state health centers and the state public...

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Nursing Home Privatization: What is the Human Cost?

This report investigates the effects of privatization or attempted privatization on the quality of care at several county and...

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