You may download a copy of this testimony here.
Schedule Instability and Unpredictability and Worker and Family Health and Wellbeing
Kristen Harknett (University of Pennsylvania)
Daniel Schneider (University of California, Berkeley)
Testimony to the Washington, DC City Council
COW Subcommittee on Workforce
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Between 1950 and 1980, the expanding American economy delivered substantial and sustained gains in income to families across the income distribution. A rising tide lifted “all boats.” But, since 1979, only the most affluent families have seen their incomes and wages rise. For the past thirty years, the bottom fifty percent of families by income have seen their incomes remain stagnant. This is the story of rising income inequality.