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Title: Changes in the Logging Labor Force
Author: Wolf, Charles H.; Nolley, Jean W.;
Source: Res. Pap. NE-359. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Employment in the logging industry dropped 28 percent between 1950 and 1970, while output of industrial roundwood increased 31 percent. Today's loggers are older, better educated, and more skilled. A large proportion are self-employed, many work less than a full year, and a substantial number have incomes below the poverty level. Mechanization of timber harvesting will continue to affect the size and makeup of the labor force.
Keywords: forest labor, employment, mechanization
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Wolf, Charles H.; Nolley, Jean W. 1977. Changes in the Logging Labor Force. Res. Pap. NE-359. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
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