From Middle Income to Poor

From Middle Income to Poor

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Zippay charts the decline of displaced blue-collar workers in this case study of Pennsylvania's Shenango Valley, detailing the fallout of the past decade's shift from a manufacturing to a service-based economy. Challenging the assumption that these workers have been absorbed into the post-industrial economy, the volume questions the real nature of their occupational transition. Zippay uses data gathered from in-person interviews to delineate blue-collar downward lifestyle shifts and conveys a community portrait of industrial displacement.Of these displaced workers, 50 had been employed at GATX, and 52 at National Castings. ... tank cars, and National Castings had made steel parts for railroad cars and included a foundry where steel was ... and manual-labor jobs, such as welder, inspector, millwright, general laborer, crane operator, wood pattern maker, anbsp;...

Title:From Middle Income to Poor
Author:Allison Zippay
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1991-01-01


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