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- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 33.95
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$ 29.95
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$ 120.00
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$ 27.95
"An extraordinarily informative scholarly history of the debate over working hours from 1920 to 1940." --New York Times Book ReviewFor 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 increase... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 70.50
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 US$ 24.00
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...
- Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Most people have never been taught how to work. We are committed to our job and want to be good at what we do. We are neither lazy nor unwilling. But we do not always work effectively - we work hard but not always smart. To increase performance many people believe they need to do more. We spend less time with our loved ones, neglect our health and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
New Ways of Organizing Work offers a broader understanding of changes to the way work is organized and the implications for relevant stakeholders. It brings together contributions from a well established group of international scholars to examine the nature and consequences of new ways of working. The book draws on studies of a variety of new forms... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 59.99
Der diesjährige Fehlzeiten-Report richtet den Fokus auf die zunehmende Flexibilisierung des Arbeitsmarkts und die damit verbundenen Auswirkungen für die Beschäftigten, etwa flexible Arbeitszeiten oder Trennung von Wohn- und Arbeitsort. Auf Grundlage von aktuellen, differenzierten Daten werden Strategien entwickelt, wie das betriebliche Gesundheitsmanagement... more...
- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 35.95
Has the "American Dream" become an unrealistic utopian fantasy, or have we simply forgotten what we are working for? In his topical book, Free Time , Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt examines the way that progress, once defined as more of the good things in life as well as more free time to enjoy them, has come to be understood only as economic growth and... more...