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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, December 10, 1986-- Page 5
Most new jobs from '79 to '84
pay under $7,000, study says

than half the 8 million net new
jobs created between 1979 and 1984
in the United States paid less than
$7,000 a year while the number of
jobs paying $28,000 or more
actually fell, according to a new
The report, released yesterday by
the outgoing and new Democratic
chairmen of the Joint Economic
Committee of Congress, also said
the middle-income share of job
growth dropped from 64.2 percent
in the 1970s to 47.5 percent in the
early 1980s.
The two authors of the study -
Barry Bluestone and Bennett
Harrision, political economy
professors at the University of
Massachusetts-Boston and
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, respectively - said
the proliferation of low-wage jobs
points to growing income
inequality in the United States.
"If this pattern of development
continues," they said, "the standard
of living of a growing proportion

of the American workforce will be
significantly jeopardized.".
Citing Census Bureau employ -
ment and wage data, and using
changes in the Consumer Price
Index to account for inflation, the
authors said they arbitrarily divided
workers into three income
-Low, with incomes below
$4,900 in 1979 and $7,012 in
-Middle, with incomes between
$4,900 and $19,600 in 1979 and
between $7,012 and $28,048 in

-High, with incomes above
$19,600 in 1979 and $28,068 in
"Nearly three-fifths of the net
new employment generated between
1979 and 1984 was low-wage,
compared with less than, one-fifth
during the preceding (1973-79)
period," the report said.
The report said low-wage
employment increased by
4,687,000 between 1979 and 1984
while middle-income employment
rose by 3,837,000.

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Many of the nation's editorial cartoonists are using their newspaper and magazine spots between now and
Christmas to protest the sale of war toys, again raising questions about whether such items are healthy.
New drug relieves herpes pain

(Continued from Page 1)
site, you could use more potent
doses (of the new drugs) with fewer
side effects because you're treating
Ae local site and not the body," he
The exact side effects of long-
term orally-administered drugs, such
As zovirax, are unknown. But since
herpes sufferers take drugs orally for
a long period of time, the possible
.dangers must be considered.
'U' policy on
(continued from Page 1)
issues, regardless of how they vote.
University Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer James
Brinkerhoff would not comment on
whether the University's policy is
socially responsible. But he said
University officials believe the
University, as an educational
institution, should be open to all
opinions, instead of endorsing one
This belief often manifests itself
in campus controversies, such as
when-the regents in 1985 upheld the
rights of University faculty to
engage in research for the Reagan
Administration's Strategic Defense
Initiative. Student activists have
repeatedly protested SDI research on
According to Brinkerhoff, the
investment policy was changed
from the previous policy of voting
with management in all
resolutions, for the same reason:
The University as an institution
should not consistently support one
side of a debate, but merely abstain.
Among the resolutions the
University abstained from last year:
-A proposal for Exxon to stop
oil mining in Chile. Proponents
felt money paid by the corporation
to the Chilean government help
prop up the dicatatorship of Gen.
Augusto Pinochet;
-A proposal asking Eastman
Kodak to set up a committee
considering the ethics of doing SDI
research. The corporation is
involved in optics research to
develop laser technology for the
-A proposal asking AT&T to
cancel its contract with the Sandio
Laboratories in New Mexico. The
laboratories, run by the AT&T
subsidiary Western Electric,
develops warheads for the
Department of Defense; and,
*Proposals to Exxon, the Robert
SMorris Corp., and J.P. Morgan and
Company Inc., to pay employees
according to comparable worth.
Many companies have been urged
to raise salaries in fields
traditionally dominated by women
to the level of "comparable" fields
that have been dominated by men.

Shipman and his colleagues will
determine if the new drugs are safe.
The necessary tests should take
about 18 months, followed by
experiments on humans and review
by the Food and Drug
Hormonal disturbances inflame
lesions of herpes sufferers. Briefer
said oral herpes sufferers should
avoid over-exposure to sun and
wind. Fatigue and stress can also

cause herpes flare-ups.
Those suffering from genital
herpes should exercise "prudent
sexual behavior," Briefer said.
Learn to live with someone
who's living with cancer.
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Winners can win up to $300.00
Applications can be picked up
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