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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 155.00
John Maynard Keynes once made the bold prediction that the three-hour work day would prevail for his grandchildren's generation. Seventy years later, the question of working time is as pertinent as it was at the inception of the 40-hour week. Not until now, however, has there been a global comparative analysis of working time laws, policies and... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 49.99
Der "Fehlzeiten-Report" wird vom Wissenschaftlichen Institut der AOK (WIdO) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Bielefeld herausgegeben. Jedes Jahr informiert er umfassend über die aktuelle Krankenstandsentwicklung in der deutschen Wirtschaft. Detailliert beleuchtet er das Arbeitsunfähigkeitsgeschehen einzelner Branchen und der wichtigsten Berufsgruppen.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 114.95
What are we actually talking about when we talk of flexibility in organizational settings? Do flexible forms of organization lead to varied, challenging and autonomous work or do they have a negative impact on working conditions? These questions are confronted by a group of specialist authors, who discuss the concept of flexibility in relation to employment... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 155.00
Flextime, telecommuting, compressed work week, job sharing, downshifting, and hot deskingthese terms are infiltrating our vocabulary at an increasing rate, keeping pace with change in the workplace. Although there is a large body of literature on the changing nature of work and workplace flexibility, there is no handbook that synthesizes the... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 32.95
Over 20 million people are working part-time in the United States, more than six million of them involuntarily. Both Time and Fortune magazines have run recent cover stories about this constrained faction of the workforce, who tend to earn on average 40 percent less than full-time workers. Addressing this disturbing trend, Chris Tilly presents... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95
The movement for a shorter workweek that once defined the labor movement in the United States was largely displaced by the new corporatist structure of organized labor in the post-New Deal era. Labor's Time examines the changes that occurred within organized labor and traces their influence on the decline of the shorter hours movement. Focusing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
Expansion of non-standard employment under globalization is widely observed in all of the newly industrializing countries. This book explores the deregulation of labour markets, social protection for nonstandard workers, and social security reforms in accordance with the transformation of employment. more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 26.95
"An extraordinarily informative scholarly history of the debate over working hours from 1920 to 1940." --New York Times Book Review For more than a century preceding the Great Depression, work hours were steadily reduced. Intellectuals, labor leaders, politicians, and workers saw this reduction in work as authentic progress and the resulting... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 69.50
International competition and variable economic conditions have brought the threat of layoffs to the doorsteps of workers and managers in all sectors of our economy. One response to this problem is Unemployment Insurance-Supported Work Sharing. This new and promising program reduces the human and economic costs of layoffs by providing partial unemployment... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 30.00
New York is the city that never sleeps. This luminous book peels back the cover of darkness over the city as it hums along in the night, revealing a hidden world populated by the thousands of women and men who work and live the nightshift. Written with beauty and grace, Nightshift NYC weaves together cultural critique, vivid reportage, and arresting... more...