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The Linguistic Construction of Social and Medical Categories in the Work of the English General Register Office, 1837–1950

Edward Higgs

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Examines the classification systems and nosologies that were developed by the General Register Office in London in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in terms of modern linguistic analysis. ... More


Are the New Jobs Good Jobs?

Katharine G. Abraham and James R. Spletzer

in Labor in the New Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226001432
eISBN:
9780226001463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the jobs generated in the U.S. economy referred to as “good jobs” and “bad jobs.” Jobs are stated to have multiple attributes, including wages, benefits, hours of work, working ... More


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