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Do Americans View Financial Threats as Important <i>Political</i> Issues?

Adam Seth Levine

in American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes in greater detail the objective situation facing Americans in four major areas of financial threats: job insecurity, healthcare costs, retirement, and the cost of college. It ... More


The Quality of Work Life in Comparative Perspective

Duncan Galie

in Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents a summary of the dimensions of work quality discussed in the preceding chapters. These include skill levels and skill trends, employer training, task discretion, work-family ... More


Who Mobilizes?

Adam Seth Levine

in American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter sets the stage for the remainder of the book by examining the types of political organizations most likely to mobilize individual citizens concerned about job insecurity, healthcare ... More


After the Deluge: Office Workers and the Era of Uncertainty in Virginia

Michael Dennis

in The New Economy and the Modern South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032917
eISBN:
9780813038407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032917.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The dominant reality for office workers from Richmond to Roanoke was insecurity. The possibility of being laid off or simply eliminated as a result of corporate restructuring burrowed deeply into the ... More


How the Poor Are Working

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Many people in the developing world and the great majority in the developed world have little or no knowledge of how people in low- and middle-income countries work. This chapter provides the answer, ... More


Urban Flow: Bike Messengers and the City

Jeffrey L. Kidder

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449925
eISBN:
9780801462917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Bike messengers are familiar figures in the downtown cores of major cities. Tasked with delivering time-sensitive materials within, they ride in all types of weather, weave in and out of dense ... More


Occupational Stress

Paul A. Landsbergis, Marnie Dobson, Anthony D. LaMontagne, BongKyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, and Dean B. Baker

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes sources of stress in the work environment, their adverse effects on the health of workers, and how they are influenced by economic globalization, political systems, laws, ... More


The Role of Government in Ensuring Employment Security and Job Security

Heather Boushey

in Shared Responsibility, Shared Risk: Government, Markets and Social Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199781911
eISBN:
9780190252519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199781911.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the role of the federal government in promoting job security by ensuring that the economy is at full employment. It begins by providing a historical overview of the government's ... More


Work, stress and health: Theories and models

Linda L. Magnusson Hanson, Martin Hyde, Holendro Singh Chungkham, and Hugo Westerlund

in Work and Health in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses how psychosocial factors at work can impact on people's health, and how such factors have been conceptualised and measured by researchers in this field. Psychosocial factors ... More


Employment Relations and Labor Process: Institutional Disorganization and Management Control with Graham Symon and Johannes Kirsch

Graham Symon and Johannes Kirsch

in The Marketization of Employment Services: The Dilemmas of Europe's Work-first Welfare States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198785446
eISBN:
9780191827365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785446.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The resource squeeze and uncertainty exacerbated by marketization can lead to disorganization trends in employment relations and tight management control in the labor process. This chapter presents ... More


Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

Jacqueline O'Reilly, Janine Leschke, Renate Ortlieb, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, and Paola Villa (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190864798
eISBN:
9780190864828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864798.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted and precarious. The Great Recession exacerbated these difficulties. The varied European experiences affect young ... More


Temporary Work and Job Quality

Hande Inanc

in Unequal Britain at Work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198712848
eISBN:
9780191781179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712848.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Public Management

There is a general perception that temporary jobs are of lower quality. However, predictions about the implications of changes in the macroeconomic situation and labour market institutions are not ... More


Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Elise Giuliano

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447457
eISBN:
9780801460722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Demands for national independence among ethnic minorities around the world suggest the power of nationalism. Contemporary nationalist movements can quickly attract fervent followings, but they can ... More


Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Andrew Ross

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just ... More


Unresolved Conflicts within the Consensus: Bachelet's Inheritance of Labor and Employment Issues

Kirsten Sehnbruch

in The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Thus chapter analyzes labor and employment issues, emphasizing the constraints and opportunities that the administration has experienced in this area given the globalized nature of the economy. ... More


I Am Now Exerting All My Thinking Powers: Women’s Struggle to Retain and to Regain Federal Positions

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 6 addresses female employees’ struggles to keep their positions with the federal government. The number and percentage of women in the federal labor force grew fairly steadily throughout the ... More


Conclusion: implications for war reporting, journalism studies and political phenomenology

Tim Markham

in The Politics of War Reporting: Authority, Authenticity and Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085284
eISBN:
9781781702642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter evaluates the relative merits of a Bourdieusian perspective on journalism and war reporting. It concentrates on the politics underlying the lived aspects of journalism that ‘just are’. ... More


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