Study: World War II plant construction expanded high-wage manufacturing jobs, benefiting residents and their children

In a new study, researchers have examined the long-term effects of government-led construction of manufacturing plants during World War II on the regions where they were built and on residents. The study found that wartime construction had large and persistent effects on local development, expanding relatively high-wage manufacturing employment throughout the postwar era, and that these long-term benefits were shared by prewar residents and their children.

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