The State of Working Families in Massachusetts

25 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2004  

Neeta Fogg

Northeastern University - Department of Economics

Paul Harrington

Northeastern University - Department of Economics

Thomas A. Kochan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

The Massachusetts economy, workforce, and families have all undergone substantial changes over the past two decades. This paper, focusing on the labor market pressures facing families, employers, and their communities, summarizes these trends and their interconnections. The data presented in this paper lead us to see work, family, and community issues as tightly joined. They need to be addressed in an integrated fashion for the Massachusetts economy to prosper and for the state be an affordable and attractive place to live.

Keywords: work and family, family income, family earnings, households, employment rates, hours of employment, Massachusetts economy

Suggested Citation

Fogg, Neeta and Harrington, Paul and Kochan, Thomas A., The State of Working Families in Massachusetts (January 2004). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4473-04; Work-Family Council Initiative Working Paper No. 0001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=511262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.511262

Neeta Fogg

Northeastern University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Boston, MA 02115

Paul Harrington

Northeastern University - Department of Economics ( email )

301 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Thomas A. Kochan (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
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