Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers and Their Labor Market Experiences: Evidence from the Mid- to Late 1990s. Roadmap of Report

04/30/2004

The rest of this report provides our findings. Chapter II reviews the literature that examines the low-wage labor market and discusses how our study fills in gaps in the previous research. Chapters III through VI present our empirical findings. In Chapter III, we discuss the characteristics of low-wage workers and their jobs. In Chapter IV, we discuss the overall employment experiences of low-wage workers during a three-year follow-up period, and Chapter V presents wage growth findings. Chapter VI presents results from analyses examining the duration of low-wage job and employment spells, the extent to which these spells end in higher-wage jobs, and reentry rates into the low-wage labor market. Finally, Chapter VII presents our summary and conclusions.

 

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