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The squeezed middleThe pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain$
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Sophia Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308942

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.001.0001

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Conclusion: learning the lessons

Conclusion: learning the lessons

(p.154) (p.155) 3.3 Conclusion: learning the lessons
The squeezed middle

Vidhya Alakeson

Policy Press

This chapter concludes the collection, drawing out the key lessons for living standards from the book. The author identifies four important areas for policy action to build a more balanced recovery and a better future for those on low to middle incomes: achieving better wage growth, securing meaningful protection against risks, addressing the new needs of working families and ensuring that those who are less well-off have voice, power and influence over decision making.

Keywords:   squeezed middle, living standards, pay, work, policy, economy, lost generation, middle class

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