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Unformatted text preview: a year or two. The Middle Class Beginning around 1970, many U.S. families found themselves working harder than ever, yet feeling that they were falling behind. For a large share of workers, earnings have stalled, forcing them to work longer hours to meet the rising costs of housing and college. Underlying this pattern of stalled earnings are economic changes. Specifically, lower-paid service work (e.g., sales positions, computer data entry, and fast-food restaurant work) has replaced factory work. Young people are also feeling this pinch, which is why more than half (53%) of those between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four now live with their parents....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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