Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?


Colin Gordon in the Social and Education Policy program has a guest post on the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) blog discussing a report called  Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? by John Schmitt and Janelle Jones. Gordon's post, subtitled "Infographic Edition," expands on their work which looks at the decline in job quality with interactive summaries of their findings. By selecting a combination of demographic factor (men, women) and "good job" elements (earnings, health care), it is possible to gain a clearer understanding of the underlying factors.

Gordon joins Schmitt and Jones in arguing that good jobs (defined as a wage of at least $18.50/hr with health care and a retirement plan) continues to dry up even as the age and educational attainment of the American workforce increases.