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The squeezed middleThe pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain$
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Sophia Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308942

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.001.0001

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Improving job quality in low-paid jobs: care workers in the US

Improving job quality in low-paid jobs: care workers in the US

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(p.48) (p.49) 2.1 Improving job quality in low-paid jobs: care workers in the US
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The squeezed middle
Author(s):

Eileen Appelbaum

Carrie Leana

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.003.0004

This chapter argues for concrete policies that raise wages, improve working conditions, and provide opportunities for career mobility in the low paid service sectors of the economy that are set to grow in the future in the UK and US. The chapter focuses on care workers as a case study of how job quality and progression can be developed through government action, employer practices and organisational norms.

Keywords:   Service sectors, Low pay, Work, Jobs, Care work, Progression, Job quality

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