An edition of Working in America (2001)

Working in America

A Blueprint for the New Labor Market

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An edition of Working in America (2001)

Working in America

A Blueprint for the New Labor Market

1st edition
  • 4.00 ·
  • 2 Ratings
  • 2 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 1 Have read

"The American labor market faces many deep-rooted problems, including persistence of a large low-wage sector, worsening inequality in earnings, employees' lack of voice in the workplace, and the need of employers to maximize flexibility if they are to survive in an increasingly competitive market. The impetus for this book is the absence of a serious national debate about these issues.".

"The book represents nearly three years of deliberation by more than 250 people drawn from business, labor, community groups, academia, and government. It traces today's labor-market policy and laws back to the New Deal and to a second wave of social regulation that began in the 1960s. Underlying the current system are assumptions about who is working, what workers do, and how much job security workers enjoy.

Economic and social changes have rendered those assumptions invalid and have resulted in mismatches between labor institutions and efficient and equitable deployment of the work force, as well as between commitments to the labor market and family responsibilities. This book should launch a national dialogue on how to update our policies and institutions to catch up with the changes in the nature of work, in the work force, and in the economy."--BOOK JACKET.

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Language
English
Pages
239

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Working in America: A Blueprint for the New Labor Market
November 1, 2001, The MIT Press, MIT Press
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First Sentence

"The United States entered the new millennium with a confidence and a sense of optimism fueled by the longest economic expansion in its history."

Classifications

Library of Congress
HD5724 .W64185 2001, HD 5724 W64185 2001

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
239
Dimensions
9.2 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9869505M
Internet Archive
workinginamerica0000unse_p1m5
ISBN 10
0262151057
ISBN 13
9780262151054
LCCN
2001032619
OCLC/WorldCat
46884211
Library Thing
2604654
Goodreads
5028294

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