9780871540263

Low-Wage America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780871540263

  • ISBN10:

    0871540266

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-07-25
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Chapter 1 Low-Wage America: An Overview 1(32)
Eileen Appelbaum, Annette Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane
PART I SERVICES: WHERE THE JOBS ARE
Chapter 2 The Coffee Pot Wars: Unions and Firm Restructuring in the Hotel Industry
33(44)
Annette Bernhardt, Laura Dresser, and Erin Hatton
Chapter 3 The Effects of Work Restructuring on Low-Wage, Low-Skilled Workers in U.S. Hospitals
77(44)
Eileen Appelbaum, Peter Berg, Ann Frost, and Gil Preuss
PART II TECHNOLOGY: FEWER BETTER JOBS?
Chapter 4 Computer-Based Technological Change and Skill Demands: Reconciling the Perspectives of Economists and Sociologists
121(34)
David H. Autor, Frank Levy, and Richard J. Murnane
Chapter 5 "New Technology" and Its Impact on the Jobs of High School Educated Workers: A Look Deep Inside Three Manufacturing Industries
155(40)
Ann P. Bartel, Casey Ichniowski, and Kathryn Shaw
Chapter 6 Plastic Manufacturers: How Competitive Strategies and Technology Decision Transformed Jobs and Increased Pay Disparity Among Rank-and-File Workers
195(34)
John W. Ballantine Jr. and Ronald F. Ferguson
PART III CAREER LADDERS: THE PAST OR THE FUTURE?
Chapter 7 Too Many Cooks? Tracking Internal Labor Market Dynamics in Food Service with Case Studies and Quantitative Data
229(41)
Julia Lane, Philip Moss, Harold Salzman, and Chris Tilly
Chapter 8 How and When Does Management Matter? Job Quality and Career Opportunities for Call Center Workers
270(47)
Rosemary Batt, Larry W. Hunter, and Steffanie Wilk
PART IV TEMPS: PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM?
Chapter 9 A Temporary Route to Advancement? The Career Opportunities for Low-Skilled Workers in Temporary Employment
317(51)
David Finegold, Alec Levenson, and Mark Van Buren
Chapter 10 The Effects of Temporary Services and Contracting Out on Low-Skilled Workers: Evidence from Auto Suppliers, Hospitals, and Public Schools
368(39)
George A. Erickcek, Susan N. Houseman, and Arne L. Kalleberg
PART V GLOBALIZATION: ALWAYS A JOB KILLER?
Chapter 11 The Future of Jobs in the Hosiery Industry
407(39)
Rachel A. Willis, Rachel Connelly, and Deborah S. DeGraff
Chapter 12 When Management Strategies Change: Employee Well-Being at an Auto Supplier
446(33)
Susan Helper and Morris M. Kleiner
Chapter 13 Managerial Discretion, Business Strategy, and the Quality of Jobs: Evidence from Medium-Sized Manufacturing Establishments in Central New York
479(48)
Derek C. Jones, Takao Kato, and Adam Weinberg
Index 527

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