Bay Area Boom: Where's the Prosperity for Lower-Wage Workers?

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For all the talk about the prosperity of the tech boom, more than a third of Bay Area jobs pay less than $36,000 per year. We look at what the current economic boom means for low- and middle-income workers as part of KQED's Boomtown series, examining the effects of the Bay Area's economic surge.

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Economic Prosperity Strategy

Guests:

Egon Terplan, regional planning director for SPUR

Enrico Moretti, professor of economics at UC Berkeley and author of "The New Geography of Jobs"

Derecka Mehrens, executive director of Working Partnerships USA

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