Consuming Work

Author: Yasemin Besen-Cassino
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439909485
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Youth labor is an important element in our modern economy, but as students’ consumption habits have changed, so too have their reasons for working. In Consuming Work, Yasemin Besen-Cassino reveals that many American high school and college students work for social reasons, not monetary gain. Most are affluent, suburban, white youth employed in part-time jobs at places like the Coffee Bean so they can be associated with a cool brand, hangout with their friends, and get discounts. Consuming Work offers a fascinating picture of youth at work and how jobs are marketed to these students. Besen-Cassino also shows how the roots of gender and class inequality in the labor force have their beginnings in this critical labor sector. Exploring the social meaning of youth at work, and providing critical insights into labor and the youth workforce, Consuming Work contributes a deeper understanding of the changing nature of American labor.

Income Inequality in America An Analysis of Trends

Author: Paul Ryscavage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317468171
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What is income inequality? How is it measured? Is the middle class really declining? How does it relate to poverty? How long has inequality been rising in the US? Have there been other periods in history when income differences were as large as they are today? What are the causes of growing income and wage inequality? The author addresses these and other conceptual issues in eight carefully reasoned and clearly presented chapters. Concluding with an analysis and comparison of trends in wage inequality in other developed countries, he asks the final speculative question: How much more growth in inequality can our society withstand?

CyberUnion

Author: Arthur B. Shostak
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765604637
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Shostak maps out a plan for organized labor to use the full range of information technology to transform its organizational culture, refine its focus, and re-invent its mission.

Labor Regulation in a Global Economy

Author: George Tsogas
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765605573
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The first work in the field of industrial relations to categorize and comprehensively analyze all of the theoretical and practical aspects of international labor regulation. The book focuses primarily on the issues, organizations, and individuals in the United States charged with labor regulation -- NAFTA, the U.S. GSP program, trade unions, activists, and "grass roots" movements. It also gives major attention to the European Union and International Labor Organization.

There is Power in a Union

Author: Philip Dray
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307389766
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The Pulitzer Prize finalist author of At the Hands of Persons Unknown presents a narrative chronicle of American organized labor from the origins of the industrial age to the present, documenting the rise and fall of unions and the ongoing fight for workplace equality.

The Economics of Child Labour in the Era of Globalization

Author: Sarbajit Chaudhuri
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315397498
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Children in poor countries are subjected to exploitation characterized by low wages and long hours of work, as well as by unclean, unhygienic and unsafe working and living conditions, and, more importantly, by deprivation from education, all of which hampers their physical and mental development. Child labour is a complex issue, and clearly it has no simple solution. This book sheds some understanding of its root causes. The book attempts to delve into many of the important theoretical aspects of child labour and suggests policies that could indeed be useful in dealing with the problem under diverse situations using alternative multisector general equilibrium models.

Kids at Work

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395797266
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Briefly traces the life of Lewis Hine, school teacher and photographer, and explains how he became involved in documenting child labor conditions

Child Labor

Author: Cathryne L. Schmitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313322778
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Describes the global child labor scene, with each chapter describing child labor in a different country: the history, current conditions, political policies, social aspects, and future outlook.

Labor s Story in the United States

Author: Philip Yale Nicholson
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592132393
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In this, the first broad historical overview of labor in the United States in twenty years, Philip Nicholson examines anew the questions, the villains, the heroes, and the issues of work in America. Unlike recent books that have covered labor in the twentieth century,Labor's Story in the United Stateslooks at the broad landscape of labor since before the Revolution. In clear, unpretentious language, Philip Yale Nicholson considers American labor history from the perspective of institutions and people: the rise of unions, the struggles over slavery, wages, and child labor, public and private responses to union organizing. Throughout, the book focuses on the integral relationship between the strength of labor and the growth of democracy, painting a vivid picture of the strength of labor movements and how they helped make the United States what it is today.Labor's Story in the United Stateswill become an indispensable source for scholars and students. Author note:Philip Yale Nicholsonis Professor of History at Nassau Community College and Adjunct Professor at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Long Island Extension. He is the author ofWho Do We Think We Are? Race and Nation in the Modern World.