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Explaining the Data

Michael C. Burda, Daniel S. Hamermesh, and Philippe Weil

in Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231027
eISBN:
9780191710834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231027.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter offers a variety of explanations for some of the facts discovered in Chapter 1. Of particular interest is the male-female differences in the amount of total work — market work plus ... More


Women's Employment, Unpaid Work, and Economic Inequality

Nancy Folbre, Janet C. Gornick, Nancy Folbre, Helen Connolly, and Teresa Munzi

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Most studies on the impact of rising female employment on earnings inequality ignore the amount of time that women, and men, devote to unpaid work. Focusing on heterosexual married/cohabiting ... More


Conclusion

Jon C. Dubin

in Social Security Disability Law and the American Labor Market

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479811014
eISBN:
9781479811045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811014.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The book’s conclusion argues that the SSA should pursue a “mend it don’t end it” approach to the evaluation of labor market work adjustment issues in SSA adjudication. The conclusion further argues ... More


Economic Performance and Market Work Activity in Sweden after the Crisis of the Early 1990s

Steven J. Davis and Magnus Henrekson

in Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes Swedish developments with respect to output and market work activity. It discusses several aspects of the Swedish institutional setup that repress market work activity. The ... More


Being Able to Care

David L. Blustein

in The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Work Experience in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190213701
eISBN:
9780190062682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190213701.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews the ways in which caregiving and care work relate to work and well-being in the United States. Beginning with a discussion of how care work has been gendered and marginalized ... More


Discrimination and Labour Law: Locating the Market in Maldistribution and Subordination

Noah D Zatz

in Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198825272
eISBN:
9780191863998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825272.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Labour law doctrine has fully incorporated discrimination, but labour law theory has not. Market ordering is labour law’s villain, but employment discrimination theory often casts market ordering as ... More


Introduction

Licia do Prado Valladares

in The Invention of the Favela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649986
eISBN:
9781469650005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649986.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction makes it clear that the book’s intention is to display the social representations created by the Rio Favela. The book proceeds to speak of the author’s journey through sociology as ... More


Towards Employment Insurance?

Günther Schmid

in The Uses of Social Investment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198790488
eISBN:
9780191831744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790488.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

New social risks have arisen due to the deepening of global labour division and the invasion of digital technologies into the production of goods and the delivery of services, but also due to ... More


Definitions of Leisure

David George Surdam

in Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190211561
eISBN:
9780190211608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211561.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Economists consider leisure as the residual after subtracting for basic bodily maintenance (sleep, eating, and hygiene) and labor market work. Their definition of leisure is very broad. Where does ... More


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