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Stuck in the tunnel: is globalization muddling the middle class?

Citation

Birdsall, Nancy; Graham, Carol; & Pettinato, Stefano (2000). Stuck in the tunnel: is globalization muddling the middle class?.

Abstract

Our objective in this paper is to assess how middle-income groups are faring with the global turn to the market. We suggest some simple measures of the middle-the size and income shares of households around the median (75/125%)-and their income status relative to wealthier counterparts. Our results point to genuine distributional stress for middle-income households, as well as public perceptions of such stress.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.277162

Reference Type

Report

Year Published

2000

Author(s)

Birdsall, Nancy
Graham, Carol
Pettinato, Stefano