Are low-wage workers the victims of globalization? Many American workers are struggling to get ahead in a world marketplace that puts a growing premium on education and skills. Disagreements over the role of globalization in causing their problems have overshadowed much-needed discussion about possible remedies.
To offer an in-depth look at low-wage American workers in the global marketplace, Brookings convenes a panel of leading experts to answer these critical questions:
- Are conditions improving for low-wage Americans or are many still mired at the bottom?
- Is globalization central or circumstantial to their situation?
- Would trade policy responses offer promise or pitfalls?
- What solutions make sense?