Are Bad Jobs Inevitable?: Trends, Determinants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century (Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment)

Are Bad Jobs Inevitable?: Trends, Determinants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century (Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment)

By: Francoise Carre (editor), Chris Warhurst (editor), Patricia Findlay (editor), Chris Tilly (editor)Paperback

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Job quality matters. It contributes to economic competitiveness, social cohesion and personal well-being. Focusing on 'bad jobs', this book outlines debates, developments, issues and trends in job quality whilst asking the question are bad jobs inevitable?. Bringing together an internationally renowned group of academics, the book defines and measures bad jobs; explains variation and change in job quality; and identifies workplace practices and broader non-workplace strategies for making bad jobs better. Key Benefits: - An essential collection for the study of labour and job quality - Written by leading experts - Contains cutting edge research on contemporary topics relating to work and employment Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? is an ideal companion for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Sociology, Labour Relations, Labour Economics, Organization Studies, HRM and Employee Relations.

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CHRIS WARHURST Professor of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. FRANCOISE J. CARRE Research Director at the Center for Social Policy at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. PATRICIA FINDLAYProfessor of Work and Employment Relations at the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research, University of Strathclyde, UK. CHRIS TILLY Professor of Urban Planning and Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California Los Angeles, USA.


Introduction 'Job Quality: Issues and Developments'; P.Findlay, C.Warhurst, C.Tilly & F.Carre 'Job Quality Trajectories Across Europe'; F.Green 'Job Quality in the US'; P.Osterman 'Job Quality in Australia'; B.Pocock & N.Skinner 'Economic Policy and Job Quality in the Great Recession'; E.Appelbaum 'A Framework for International Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of Job Quality'; F.Carre & C.Tilly 'Corporate Governance and Work Organisation - Creating the Conditions for Better Jobs'; T.Huzzard 'Making Bad Jobs Better: the Case of Frontline Healthcare Workers'; J.S.Dill, J.Craft Morgan & A.L.Kalleberg 'When Good Jobs Go Bad: the Declining Quality of Auto Work in the Global Economy; J.S.Rothstein 'Labour Flexibility and Precarious Employment in Hourly Retail Jobs in the US: How Frontline Managers Matter; S.Lambert & J.Henly 'Strengthening Labour Standards Enforcement through Partnerships with Worker Organisations'; J.Fine & J.Gordon 'Under the Radar: Workplace Violations in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York'; R.Milkman, A.Bernhardt, N.Theodore, D.Hechathorn, M.Auer, J.DeFilippis, A.Luz Gonzalez, V.Narro, J.Perelshteyn, D.Polson & M.Spiller 'Regulated Flexibility: Employment Standards Legislation and the not so Inevitable Persistence of Bad Jobs'; M.Thomas 'Good or bad jobs? Contrasting workers' expectations and jobs in Mexican call centres'; J.L. Alvarez Galvan 'Thirty Years of Hospital Cleaning in England and Scotland - An Opportunity for Better Jobs'; A.Munro 'Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Incentives to Learn at the Bottom End of the Labour Market'; S.James & E.Keep

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780230336919
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780230336919
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 0230336914

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