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Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Sage Pubns
Publication date January 22, 2016
Pages 306
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781483358253
ISBN-10 1483358259
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Original list price $42.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the Third Edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy. Through engaging vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspective, revealing the historical transformations of work (the "old economy" and the "new economy") and identifying the profound effects that these changes have had on lives, jobs, and life chances. The text examines the many complexities of race, class, and gender inequalities in the modern-day workplace, and details the consequences of job insecurity and work schedules mismatched to family needs. Throughout the text, strategic recommendations are offered to improve the new economy.

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