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By Rudi Volti

The Sociology of labor and Occupations, moment Edition connects paintings and occupations to the most important matters of sociological inquiry: social and technological switch, race, ethnicity, gender, social type, schooling, social networks, and modes of association. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly yet comprehensively covers the adjustments on the earth of labor, encompassing every thing from accumulating and looking to operating in contemporary info Age. This ebook introduces scholars to a hugely appropriate research of society this day. during this new and up-to-date version, globalization and know-how are each one given their very own bankruptcy and mentioned in nice intensity.

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The chapter then turns to a discussion of the wide income gap that separates different groups of workers, a pattern that is replicated in the provision of employer-sponsored benefits such as health insurance and pension funds. This chapter recounts the key reasons for the increase in income differentials in recent decades and then describes and assesses efforts to improve workers’ incomes through unionization. This chapter segment examines the extent of unionization today, followed by a discussion of why union membership has declined in recent years.

Diversity in the Workplace Race, Ethnicity, and Hiring Practices Women in the Workforce Discrimination, Occupational Segregation, and Pay Getting Ahead Legal Remedies for Discrimination and Occupational Segregation Comparable Worth Policies for the Workplace 14. Work Roles and Life Roles The Separation of Work and Residence Working Hours Paid Work and Housework Couples, Families, and Careers Reconciling Work Roles and Life Roles 15. Conclusion: Work Today and Tomorrow Technology, Work, and Occupations Making Globalization and Technological Change More Equitable Work and Demographic Change Ethnicity, Gender, and Work Women, Work, and Families Closing the Income Gap The Healthcare Morass The Fate of the Professions Organizations for the 21st Century Workers and Jobs for the Future GLOSSARY CREDITS INDEX Introduction Work is a central activity in the lives of most people.

No attempt has been made to present a precise tally of winners and losers here, but the reader should always remember that work and the social arrangements that support it are in a continuous state of flux and that not everyone benefits from the changes that are occurring. Much of the material presented in this book, especially in the later chapters, centers on work and occupations in the United States. It is hoped, however, that this book will be of interest to readers in other parts of the world, as a considerable amount of material drawn from other places and times has been included.

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