In a sense, the paragraphs provide an outline for exploring the various causes and effects which are the substance of the article.
In the following two paragraphs, Bob Kutter analyzes the effects on American workers of an economy that relies increasingly on technology.
A cause and effect paper often appears to be structured along the lines of a Process Essay, and the structure can, in fact, be similar.
The difference, of course, is that a process essay explains how something works or how something came to be as it is, whereas a cause and effect essay explains why something works as it does or why it came to be what it is.
During the 1970s, the entry into the work force of an unprecedented number of women and of young adults born during the baby boom resulted in too many workers for the jobs available, and depressed wages.
The erosion of the middle of the labor market is easy to misinterpret, because its roots are multiple.
We can't assume that just because something follows something else chronologically that the earlier event caused the later event.
Other causes intervening causes or causes we might not be aware of might be at work. String (C) lifts small door (D) allowing moths (E) to escape and eat red flannel shirt (F).
The loss falls mainly on the worker who is displaced.
If that loss is generalized to millions of high-paid workers, they suffer as a group, and the economy as a whole suffers a loss of worker purchasing power.