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Changes in the Logging Labor ForceAuthor(s): Charles H. Wolf; Jean W. Nolley
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)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionEmployment 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.
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CitationWolf, 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.
Keywordsforest labor, employment, mechanization
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