Consuming Work

Author: Yasemin Besen-Cassino
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439909485
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF
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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?

The Economics of Child Labour in the Era of Globalization

Author: Sarbajit Chaudhuri
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315397498
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Child Labor

Author: Cathryne L. Schmitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313322778
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Child Labor

Author: Sandy Hobbs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874369568
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Consult this handy reference work when you need accurate, up to date information on subjects ranging from the effects of work on children's education to the use of child labor in Eastern Europe. * A–Z entries are also arranged by category * Numerous citations of contemporary books and studies

Child Labour in South Asia

Author: Kishor Sharma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317167988
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Child labour is a serious and contentious issue throughout the developing world and it continues to be a problem whose form and very meaning shifts with social, geographical, economic and cultural context. While the debate about child labour practice in developing countries appears to be motivated by growing competition in labour intensive products brought about by globalization, studies on this issue are both sparse and lopsided. This important book aims to shed light on this debate by documenting the experience of South Asian developing countries which have experienced rapid income and export growth. Based on evidence from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, this volume aims to improve our understanding about the link between trade, growth and child labour practices, as well as management of child labour in developing countries.

There Is Power in a Union

Author: Philip Dray
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307389766
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Human Resource Management in Public Service

Author: Evan M. Berman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452285667
Format: PDF
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Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems Fourth Edition offers provocative and thorough coverage of the complex issues of management in the public sector, from both employee and managerial viewpoints. It discusses the issues, explains how they arise, and suggests what can be done about them. It continues to offer paradoxical perspectives about the inherent challenges as well as the unique political and legal context of the public sector management within which they take place. The book covers all of the stages of the employment process, including recruitment, selection, training, legal rights and responsibilities, compensation, and appraisal. Grounded in real public service experiences, the book emphasizes hands-on skill building and problem solving.

Before their time

Author: David Lewis Parker
Publisher: Quantuck Lane Pr & the Mill rd
ISBN:
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Citing the millions of children who are working under dangerous and exploitative conditions worldwide, a visual tour of the daily lives of child laborers offers insight into how economic disadvantages and unscrupulous systems are perpetuating child labor practices.