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Players and Purists

Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sara Williams

in The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269532
eISBN:
9780191699412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269532.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

People invest in university education in the hope that, once they graduate, they will be able to find high-paying managerial and professional jobs. Also, these graduates have to view their careers as ... More


Introduction

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of the American Dream, which can no longer be kept within national borders. It first looks at the opportunity bargain, where the role of the state is ... More


Can the Job Market for Economists be Improved?

Sarbartha Bandyopadhyay, Fedor Iskhakov, Terence Johnson, Soohyung Lee, David Mcarthur, John Rust, Joel Watson, and John Watson

in The Handbook of Market Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199570515
eISBN:
9780191765957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes the operation of the job market for PhD economists and an effort to improve the market's operation via the creation of the non-profit organization EconJobMarket.org (EJM), an ... More


A Critique of the Human Capital Theory: Various Perspectives

Saumen Chattopadhyay

in Education and Economics: Disciplinary Evolution and Policy Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082255
eISBN:
9780199082070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082255.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter undertakes a critical review of the human capital approach from different perspectives. Notwithstanding the dominance of neo-classical theory in human capital approach, a journey to the ... More


“Being Good-Looking is Capital”

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Since China launched its historic process of economic reform and opening up in the late 1970s, women have become vulnerable to the impact of economic restructuring on employment. This chapter focuses ... More


The Great Recession’s Trigger: Housing bubble leads to jobs crisis

Josh Bivens and Lawrence Mishel

in Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter details the damage done since the recession began and the failure of the recovery so far to repair it. It emphasizes that the anemic expansion from 2001 to 2007 was founded on an ... More


Marginalisation and resistance

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter identifies how experiences at school, in the job market, with racism, and as refugees are important to understanding why the young men ended up dealing drugs at The River. In addition, ... More


The Job Market

Christopher Bischof

in Teaching Britain: Elementary Teachers and the State of the Everyday, 1846-1906

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833352
eISBN:
9780191871870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833352.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter five, ‘The Job Market’, maps out the challenges teachers faced in seeking work. They had to navigate a curious mix of paternalistic favouritism and bureaucratic meritocracy, procedural ... More


Easing the Pains of Labor

Arthur M. Diamond Jr.

in Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190263669
eISBN:
9780190263706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263669.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The worst labor-market fears about innovative dynamism are either unjustified or can be allayed by better policies. Except during the depths of recessions, more jobs are created than destroyed. Job ... More


Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Marion Crain and Michael Sherraden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

This book examines the current state of employment through historical, macroeconomic, cultural, sociological and policy lenses, in order to address fundamental questions about the role and value of ... More


Ageing and employment: looking back, looking forward

Patrick Grattan

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter presents a forthright, non-academic perspective on the debate from the position of an influential lobbying organisation. It notes that Patrick Grattan is directly involved in advising ... More


U.S. Offshoring: Small Steps to Make It Win-Win

Diana Farrell

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers the issue of offshoring. The United States leads the world in offshoring white-collar jobs to low-wage countries. Today they employ more than 900,000 service workers overseas. ... More


Introduction

Richard B. Freeman and Daniel L. Goroff

in Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261898
eISBN:
9780226261904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261904.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book provides new information on the economics of the postgraduate science and engineering job market, addressing topics such as the factors that determine the supply of PhDs, the career paths ... More


The Employee’s Perspective

Rolando Ochoa

in Intimate Crimes: Kidnapping, Gangs, and Trust in Mexico City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198798460
eISBN:
9780191839450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798460.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyses the employment relationship from the perspective of the employee. It looks at how they are able to access jobs and job security in a very informal environment with scant ... More


Do We Really Need to Build Better Students?

Jeremy Burrus, Krista D. Mattern, Bobby D. Naemi, and Richard D. Roberts

in Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199373222
eISBN:
9780190675769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the book by asking the question of whether “building better students” to improve the state of workforce readiness, which is currently experiencing a “skills gap,” is really a ... More


Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment

Richard B. Freeman and Daniel L. Goroff (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261898
eISBN:
9780226261904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261904.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Beginning in the early 2000s, there was an upsurge of national concern over the state of the science and engineering job market that sparked a plethora of studies, commission reports, and a ... More


Introduction

James Wolfinger

in Philadelphia Divided: Race and Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831496
eISBN:
9781469603551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878101_wolfinger.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book investigates politics in Philadelphia during the first half of the twentieth century. Approaching politics from the bottom up, it focuses on the everyday lives of the city's ordinary people ... More


Sharing Risk and Responsibility in a New Economic Era

Jacob S. Hacker

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/9780199781911.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the “Great Risk Shift”, the transformation of the U.S. economy and society that has increased the economic insecurity of the nation's workers and their families. It attributes ... More


Avoiding an Intimate Crime

Rolando Ochoa

in Intimate Crimes: Kidnapping, Gangs, and Trust in Mexico City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198798460
eISBN:
9780191839450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798460.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyses the mechanisms employed by wealthy people to navigate the risk of kidnapping when hiring employees for their family homes. It shows how employers screen for different properties ... More


The Power of Example

Thomas Williamson

in Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341047
eISBN:
9780199374724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341047.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the post-graduation paths open to anthropology majors at liberal arts institutions like St. Olaf College. By highlighting the actual stories of graduates from such schools, the ... More


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