Does Trade Reduce Wages of U.S. Workers?

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This report examines in some detail the hypothesis that trade is undermining the economic status of the American worker. Two questions are addressed: one, Has trade tended to reduce the average level of wages? and, two, Has trade increased the inequality of wages? The general conclusion reached is that poor wage performance is largely a problem of the domestic economy, that would have occurred with or without trade.

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Elwell, Craig K. April 1, 1994.

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This report examines in some detail the hypothesis that trade is
undermining the economic status of the American worker. Two
questions are addressed: one, Has trade tended to reduce the
average level of wages? and, two, Has trade increased the
inequality of wages? The general conclusion reached is that poor
wage performance is largely a problem of the domestic economy,
that would have occurred with or without trade.

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  • April 1, 1994

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Elwell, Craig K. Does Trade Reduce Wages of U.S. Workers?, report, April 1, 1994; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs141/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.