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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 University Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.001.0001

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Conclusion: learning the lessons

Conclusion: learning the lessons

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

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.003.0012

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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