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“I Couldn’t Put Up with It No More”: Perceived Mistreatment and Distrust at Work

Judith A. Levine

in Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274716
eISBN:
9780520956919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274716.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores women's experiences in the workplace as they interacted with supervisors and coworkers. The workplace is an arena in which both employers and employees face uncertainty. As ... More


Trade, Jobs, and Wages

Douglas A. Irwin

in Free Trade under Fire: Fifth Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201009
eISBN:
9780691203362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201009.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter focuses on the most frequent argument in favour of limiting trade, which implies that jobs will be saved in industries that compete against imports. It explains how reducing trade saves ... More


“I’m just a laborer”: The Laborer Narrative

Christine Jeske

in The Laziness Myth: Narratives of Work and the Good Life in South Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752506
eISBN:
9781501752537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752506.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter investigates how people make meaning of their lives in low-wage, low-status jobs, often by distancing themselves and the good life from work by calling themselves “just laborers.” It ... More


The Earned Income Tax Credit as an anti-poverty programme: palliative or cure?

Phyllis Jeroslow

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

One of the questions raised by the competition state thesis is what the consequences are for citizens of governments who are shifting social policies closer towards the needs of employers and the ... More


A Handful of Dimes

Deepak Singh

in How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293304
eISBN:
9780520966475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293304.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter talks about how everyone at the store was struggling to pay their bills. They worked hard and made ‘good’ money during Christmas, but it wasn’t good enough.


Hard Work Is Insufficient

Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard, and Heather E. Bullock

in Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190881382
eISBN:
9780190881412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881382.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter 6 explores the role of hard work in avoiding poverty. It is often assumed that anyone can get ahead and avoid poverty by working hard. This chapter argues that hard work is a necessary but ... More


Sources and Impact of Rising Inequality in Denmark

Ioana Neamtu and Niels Westergaard-Nielsen

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter finds that income inequality in Denmark has increased in the past 30 years, mainly not only due to the abundance of students and young individuals taking on low-paid jobs, but also due ... More


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