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No Way Out: How Prime Age Workers Get Trapped in Minimum Wage Jobs

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Publication Date: May 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Heather Boushey

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Household income; Union premium; Job mobility

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper shows that more than one-third of prime-age minimum wage workers remain in low-wage jobs for at least three years. It was published in WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, December 2005.