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Low‐End Wages

Lane Kenworthy

in Jobs with Equality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199550593
eISBN:
9780191720727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines the effect of wage levels at the low end of the labor market on employment. The focus is on low-end service jobs. These have been a major source of employment growth in many of ... More


Work and Family: Blacks and Immigrants from South and East Europe

Suzanne W. Model

in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter compares European immigrants and native-born blacks, pointing out that the situation seems to have worked in the reverse for black urban migrants. In contrast to Europeans, blacks were ... More


Producing Difference

Eli Revelle Yano Wilson

in Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800612
eISBN:
9781479800674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800612.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows how management structures a socially divided workplace from the back office. Chefs and dining room supervisors at Match, Terroir, and The Neighborhood channel workers into distinct ... More


Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Virginia Doellgast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The shift from manufacturing- to service-based economies has often been accompanied by the expansion of low-wage and insecure employment. Many consider the effects of this shift inevitable. This book ... More


Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers

Eli Revelle Yano Wilson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800612
eISBN:
9781479800674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800612.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In restaurants, why do all the white people work in the front and the brown people in the back? What keeps these workers apart, consigned to highly unequal types of jobs? Drawing on six years of ... More


Welfare to work after the recession: from the New Deals to the Work Programme

Finn Dan

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the welfare to work policies of the Coalition government, noting both continuities and changes with those of New Labour. It observes that while the principles of activation ... More


Postwar Civic and Civil Rights Unionism: The Vulcan Society’s Golden Age, 1946–1963

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter charts the growth of the Vulcan Society in both numbers and stature during the postwar era. Led by Wesley Williams’ protégé, Robert Lowery, this second generation of Black firefighters ... More


Australia’s Competitive Contract Model

Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O’Sullivan, and Els Sol

in Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743705
eISBN:
9780191803840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 2 describes the monumental changes to welfare-to-work that commenced with Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating’s ‘Working Nation’, accelerated under his successor John Howard’s fully ... More


A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism

Lisa Phillips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037320
eISBN:
9780252094507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037320.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Dedicated to organizing workers from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, many of whom were considered “unorganizable” by other unions, the progressive New York City-based labor union ... More


Creating and Conserving Work

Cynthia Estlund

in Automation Anxiety: Why and How to Save Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197566107
eISBN:
9780197566138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566107.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapters 6 begins to lay out the components of a three-dimensional strategy that aims for a more balanced distribution of work and free time, as well as adequate incomes, across the society. This ... More


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