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The Disposable Work Force: Worker Displacement and Employment Instability in America

The Disposable Work Force: Worker Displacement and Employment Instability in America

The twenty-first century has witnessed a transformation of the organisation, opportunities, and terms of work. Downsizing, restructuring, and outsourcing are the forces altering employment relationships throughout the work force. Those who tend to see the future in a positive lig... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780202305196
Barcode 9780202305196
Published 31 December 1996 by Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Moore, Thomas
Availability Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9780202305196
ISBN-10 0202305198
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint AldineTransaction
Publication Date 31 December 1996
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Moore, Thomas
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Sociology: Work & Labour
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress United States - Economic conditions - 1981-2001, Part-time employment - United States, Unemployment - United States, Work sharing - United States, Displaced workers - United States
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 331.137973
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Drawing both upon a case study of a plant closing in Wisconsin and the results of national labor force surveys, this book examines productivity slowdown, increased disparity in earnings and income, and higher average unemployment that have resulted from employment instability. It also assesses ways in which incidences of displacement and earnings loss have begun to affect groups long sheltered from labor market turbulence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Moore (sociology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) examines the economic consequences and causes of displacement in the book's first two sections, and alternative programs to reduce the need for displacement or ease its effects in the third... [T]his volume summarizes much material, is a good read, and provides a strong bibliography. All Collections. --H. Kasper, Choice [A] commanding analysis of the growing but often neglected phenomenon of worker displacement. Compassionate but reasoned, Moore's study offers both macro-level and plant-level analyses, and weaves together sociology, economics, policy analysis, and history. --Ross Koppel, Ph.D., President, Social Research Corporation

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Author's Bio

Thomas S. Moore is professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.

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