Its Strengths and Limitations
This chapter determines the employment and wage benefits to working families from a high-employment economy and identifies its inadequacies. With the persistence of almost double-digit official unemployment rates, which are even higher for at-risk groups, particularly teenagers, it will be many years before the nation obtains a high-employment economy. Substantial employment shortfalls will continue for some time; however, the chapter focuses on the most prominent at-risk groups: teenagers, single mothers, and black men. It also explores the impact of the first six years of the 1990s economic boom in relation to the limitations of robust employment growth and what can be anticipated over the next few years.
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