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  • Paper: State of Illinois’ middle class shrinking

    Photo of Robert Habans, a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois.

    The state of Illinois’ sizable middle class has experienced a consistent but multifaceted squeeze since roughly 1980, according to Robert Habans, a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Robert Habans, email rhaban2@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Taking the pulse of Illinois’ middle class” is available online.