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- AKA: Semi-Skilled Worker.
- They can range from (typically) being an Employed Medium-Skill Worker to being a Unemployed Medium-Skill Worker.
- They can (typically) be a member of a Medium-Skill Worker Population.
- They can (typically) perform a Medium-Skill Job.
- They can (typically) be an Educated Person.
- They can (often) be a Medium-Wage Worker.
- See: Job Polarization, Middle-Class Hollowing Out, Worker Deskilling.
- (Dustmann et al., 2009) ⇒ Christian Dustmann, Johannes Ludsteck, and Uta Schönberg. (2009). “Revisiting the German Wage Structure.” In: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(2).In: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(2). doi:10.1162/qjec.2009.124.2.843
- QUOTE: Several US studies show that fluctuations in relative labor supply play an important role in explaining trends in the skill premium (e.g. [[Katz and Murphy (1992)]], Card and Lemieux (2001)). We find that fluctuations in relative supply go a long way in explaining trends in the wage differential between the medium- and low-skilled, but only weakly predict trends in the wage differential between the high- and the medium-skilled. Why did the slowdown in skill upgrading and the erosion in labor market institutions happen a decade earlier in the US than in Germany?