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The labor participation growth rate of white women will be relatively smaller, but because they are expanding from a larger base, the increase will be numerically substantial. An equally significant prediction is that overall the workforce will grow at a declining rate. For the decade ending in 1990 the growth rate was 27 percent; for the decade ending in the year 2000, it will be 11 percent. One implication of our changing demographics is the very real potential for a labor shortage. Managers are expected to experience increasing difficulty in meeting staffing needs primarily because individuals composing the bulk of the workforce growth have historically been underrepresented in the occupations where the greatest growth is projected: the health professions, natural sciences, computer science, mathematics, and engineering (Thomas, 1991, p.
The margin of difference threatens to create two separate societies: one rich, the other poor. 5 million households have incomes below $17,000. These households are found primarily in rural areas, small towns, and the inner cities. The majority of middle- and upper-income households, meanwhile, are located in suburban communities mostly located around the two largest cities, Pittsburgh in the west and Philadelphia in the east (Robbins, 1993). Role Changes Within the Family The most malignant effects of the declining fortunes of many young families in America have fallen on those who are both poor and members of minorities.
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Bridging the Gap: Examining Polarity in America by Diane Zabel, Nancy L. Herron