American incomes and poverty at Labor Day 1992 hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, September 3, 1992. by United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

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SeriesS. hrg. ;, 102-1126
LC ClassificationsKF25 .E2 1992m
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Paginationiii, 108 p. :
Number of Pages108
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ISBN 100160414873
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AMERICAN INCOMES AND POVERTY AT LABOR DAY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE, Washington, DC. The Committee met, pursuant to notice, at p.m., i room SD, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes (chairman of the Committee) presiding.

Present: Senator Sarbanes. American incomes and poverty at Labor Day hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, September 3, [United States.

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The American lead in overall prosperity has dwindled since the 's, income inequality has risen briskly in the United States and child poverty spread here in the 's and 's, although it.

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