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Sourcebook of Labor Markets : Evolving Structures and Processes - Ivar E. Berg

Sourcebook of Labor Markets

Evolving Structures and Processes

By: Ivar E. Berg (Editor), Arne L. Kalleberg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 2001
ISBN: 9780306464539
Number Of Pages: 766

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This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of the key developments in a variety of labour market contexts and in the analyses of these that have occurred during the two decades since the publication of the 1981 volume "Sociological Perspectives on Labor Markets". A distinguished roster of authors (sociologists as well as economists) examines the interplay between social institutions and markets in producing important outcomes for producers of goods and services, their organizations' owners, and their customers. For example, the authors investigate how social institutions such as unions, business organizations, and the government interact with labour, product, political, and capital markets to produce a variety of labor market outcomes, widening income inequality, career paths, and a variety of changing employment relationships.

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`Recommended for graduate, research, and professional collection.' Choice 39:6 (2002)

Introductionp. 1
Emerging Labor Market Structures: Contexts and Correlatesp. 3
Evolving Markets And Institutional Structuresp. 27
Risk and the Labor Market: Societal Past as Economic Prologuep. 31
The U.S. Labor Movement: Toward a Sociology of Labor Revitalizationp. 61
Can the U.S. Industrial Relations System Be Transformed?: The Role of Ideas, Reform Efforts, and Social Crisisp. 83
The Next Long Swing: Spatialization, Technocratic Control, and the Restructuring of Work at the Turn of the Centuryp. 101
Labor Markets and Economic Transformation in Postcommunist Europep. 135
Evolving Employment Relations And Work Structuresp. 163
Employment Relations and Work Structures in the United States: From Huddersfield to "Industrial Democracy" and Backp. 165
Evolving Employment Relations in the United Statesp. 187
Assessing the Decline of Internal Labor Marketsp. 207
The Loose Coupling of Jobs: The Subcontracting of Everyone?p. 247
High-Performance Work Systems and Labor Market Structuresp. 271
Careers and Employment Relationsp. 295
Age and the Labor Market: Trends in Employment Security and Employment Institutionsp. 319
Evolving Patterns Of Stratification In The United Statesp. 353
Trends in Income Inequality in the United Statesp. 355
Did Job Quality Deteriorate in the 1980s and 1990s?p. 387
Seven Reasons for Skepticism about the Technology Story of U.S. Wage Inequalityp. 409
Changing Labor Markets and the U.S. Workforce Development Systemp. 429
What Happened to Middle Management?p. 449
Social Networks, Job Changes, and Recruitmentp. 467
Regional Labor Marketsp. 503
Evolving Public Policies: Structure Of Opportunity And Economic Outcomesp. 531
Evolving Patterns of Sex Segregationp. 535
The Sex Gap in Pay and Comparable Worth: An Updatep. 551
Employment Discrimination and Its Remediesp. 567
Hiring in Urban Labor Markets: Shifting Labor Demands, Persistent Racial Differencesp. 601
Race and Labor Market Segmentationp. 645
Immigration and Labor Markets in the United Statesp. 669
Afterwordp. 703
Evolving Labor Markets: Conclusions and Implicationsp. 707
Author Indexp. 723
Subject Indexp. 735
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ISBN: 9780306464539
ISBN-10: 0306464535
Series: Plenum Studies in Work and Industry
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 766
Published: 31st August 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.84