John Bound

University of Michigan

John Bound, associate professor of economics, and associate research scientist at The Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, used census data to explore shifts in the demand for labor in various metropolitan regions and their effect on the earnings of various demographic groups, especially less-educated males. He found considerable geographic variation in labor demand and a general reluctance of the less educated to follow these shifts, which contributed to the deterioration of their earnings. He also explored possible explanations for the deterioration in relative earnings of African American women.

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