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Occupational Identities and Social Roles

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

in Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the main features of women's work at the middling and upper levels of society. At these higher levels, taxes and rates were paid, life was less desperate, and women's work ... More


Enslaved Men and Work

Sergio A. Lussana

in My Brother Slaves: "Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the work of enslaved men. Throughout the South, on large plantations, in industry, and in skilled work, enslaved men often worked in distinctly homosocial spaces. Owners of ... More


Employers and the Evolution of Skilled Work

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the role of employers in the demand for skilled labour. It first considers the factors underlying the demand for skill and proceeds by using a simple model of how firms behave ... More


Medication and skilled work

A. N. Nicholson

in Human Factors in Hazardous Situations: Proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 28 and 29 June 1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521914
eISBN:
9780191688454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521914.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter aims to discuss the issues involved in making the decision of whether a certain drug or drugs can be used safely. Hypnotics and antihistamines present examples of the two main problems ... More


Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Francis Green

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Skills are frequently in the news and in the public eye in every country. Stories highlight concerns about education and literacy standards, grades, learning by rote, and university students being ... More


Nannies on the Market

Cameron Lynne Macdonald

in Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222328
eISBN:
9780520947818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222328.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces three types of nannies common in the Boston area in Massachusetts and describes their different routes to nanny work, as well as the problems they face in an occupation that ... More


Framing the Analysis of Skilled Work

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter sets out the essential economic framework that houses the generation and use of skills in the capitalist economy. It focuses on the two main actors, employers and workers, who ... More


Skilled Work and Job Quality

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book presents a political economy of skills and skilled work. Drawing on a multidisciplinary framework involving economics, sociology, management, psychology, and political science, it describes ... More


Skill Matching Processes, Problems, and Outcomes

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter focuses on the market for the demands and supplies of skilled labour and the market for the demands for and supplies of skill formation services, with particular emphasis on the outcomes ... More


Skill Systems and the Role of the State

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the potential role of government in the promotion of skilled work or the generation of skills within the context of different varieties of a capitalist economy. It begins with ... More


Migrant Workers and the Right to Non-discrimination and Equality

Shauna Olney and Ryszard Cholewinski

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter examines the right of migrant workers to non-discrimination and equality in international law. It refers in particular to international labour standards and the work of the International ... More


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