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What Can You Do?

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/9780199794645.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

By this point, readers will have learned how the poorer half of the world's people work and what has been done in different countries to help the poor earn their way out of poverty. For readers who ... More


How good is half a job? Part-time employment and job quality in the US

Kenneth Hudson and Arne L. Kalleberg

in Dualisation of Part-Time Work: The Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348603
eISBN:
9781447348658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In January 2018, about 17 percent of the workforce in the United States had a part-time job. Part-time employment increased between 1955 and the 1980s as large numbers of women entered the ... More


Real Full Employment: Where Capital Fails, How Government Can Succeed

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The chapter argues that deficit spending is useful but scattershot tax cuts are not very effective. Rich people and business owners often do other things with new money than create good jobs. ... More


Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Gary S. Fields

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

More than three billion people in the world—half of humankind—live on less than two-and-a-half US dollars per person per day. Excellent books can be found on ending world poverty. These books go into ... More


Conclusions

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, Colin Webster, and Kayleigh Garthwaite

in Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847429117
eISBN:
9781447307907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This final chapter connects the findings of the research with broader debates, research and theory in respect of work, unemployment, labour markets and welfare. Particular attention is focussed ... More


Adorable Aloha: Tracing the Tourist Gaze in the American Girl Books

Joy Takako Taylor

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter addresses Native Hawaiian representation in Young Adult literature, focusing on the American Girl (AG) books, Aloha, Kanani and Good Job, Kanani. Both texts promote a multicultural ... More


The Inequality of Job Quality

Francis Green, Alan Felstead, and Duncan Gallie

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/9780198712848.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Public Management

There are contrasting views about how the average level and the dispersion of job quality have evolved in modern capitalism. Against the backdrop of political and economic change, this chapter tracks ... More


Work, The Safety Net, and Faith

Daniel P. Gitterman and Peter A. Coclanis

in A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873359
eISBN:
9781469602424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872895_gitterman.14
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses a marked transformation undergone by work in North Carolina in the past several decades. Social, political, and economic forces have made the quality of jobs problematic. The ... More


The Middle East of Domestic Politics: Jimmy Carter and Welfare Reform

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

During the 1970s and 1980s, no single domestic issue harmed liberals more than “welfare.” Though actual “welfare cheats” were few and far between, popular antipathy toward the welfare state was ... More


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