The Political Economy of Work in the 21st Century: Implications for an Aging American Workforce

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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF WORK IN THE 21ST CENTURY

IMPLICATIONS FOR AN AGING AMERICAN WORKFORCE

Martin Sicker

QUORUM BOOKS
Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • 1 - The Real World of Work and Retirement 1
  • 2 - The Changing Employment Environment 13
  • 3 - The Restructuring of American Business 25
  • 4 - Globalization of the Economy 41
  • Notes 52
  • 5 - Downsizing and Its Consequences 55
  • 6 - The Decline of Corporate Paternalism 69
  • 7 - Restructuring the Workforce 83
  • 8 - Downwaging the Workforce 105
  • 9 - The Question of the Minimum Wage 127
  • 10 - Corporate Responsibility Revisited 141
  • 11 - National Employment Policies 155
  • 12 - National Economic Policies 165
  • Conclusion 191
  • Selected Bibliography 195
  • Index 205
  • About the Author 209
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