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Relative Prices, Trade and Restructuring in European Industry

Damien Neven and Charles Wyplosz

in Trade and Jobs in Europe: Much Ado About Nothing?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198293606
eISBN:
9780191601262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293607.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the impact of trade on European labour markets using data on relative commodity prices and intra-sectoral skill levels. Drastic restructuring in unskilled labour-intensive ... More


Guest Worker Programs

Philip Martin, Manolo Abella, and Christiane Kuptsch

in Managing Labor Migration in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109047
eISBN:
9780300129960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109047.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter addresses unskilled workers, and reviews program developments since World War II, comparing large-scale guest worker schemes of the 1950s and 1960s that led to settlement with seasonal ... More


The 1928 New Bedford Strike

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the changing role of Ellen Dawson in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Although she was not the first activist to arrive on the scene, she played a central and highly visible role in ... More


Worker Against Worker

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the last organized events of the textile workers strike occurred when Dawson and other Textile Mill Committee leaders took a group of children to the office of the New Bedford school ... More


Skilled Labor, Unskilled Labor, and Experience Over Time

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines what the joint behavior of relative wage and relative supply reveal about the underlying changes in technology, with a focus on the United States. It distinguishes workers by ... More


Consensus, Debate, and Wishful Thinking: The Economic Impact of Immigration

Edward Schumacher-Matos

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the economic impact of immigration—including illegal immigration—at a time of economic crisis. It argues that the answer is crucial for Americans and immigrants alike. It ... More


The Police and the First May Day Strike for the Eight-Hour Day

Sam Mitrani

in The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038068
eISBN:
9780252095337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038068.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the Chicago Police Department dealt with the first May Day Strike of 1867 demanding employers to adopt the eight-hour day. In the period after the Civil War, a new working ... More


Technology Differences over Space and Time

Francesco Caselli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines how countries use their productive resources—such as workers, skills, equipment and structures, and natural resources. It develops methods to assess the efficiency with which ... More


Life Away from Work, 1880–1900

Henry M. Mckiven

in Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how, within the workplaces of Birmingham, people identified with each other on the basis of their position within the system of production and their race. Skilled workers, most of ... More


A New Textile Union

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The New Bedford strike pitted the skilled workers against the unskilled workers, and as a result exacerbated Dawson's relationship with the United Textile Workers of America (UTW). The unskilled ... More


Liberalizing Immigration Policy: The Gains and Strains of Accommodating More and Diverse Newcomers

Michael J. Trebilcock

in Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370658
eISBN:
9780199370672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370658.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

While the case for relatively free international movement of goods, services, and capital is widely accepted, in contrast, most countries maintain much more severe restrictions on immigration. ... More


The Passaic Textile Strike of 1926

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Ellen Dawson gained prominence in the Passaic Textile Strike of 1926. It was in Passaic during 1926 that Dawson started her journey toward becoming one of the leading women labor activists in the ... 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


The Effects of Overseas Investment on Domestic Employment

Tain-Jy Chen and Ying-hua Ku

in International Trade in East Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226378961
eISBN:
9780226379005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226379005.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and domestic employment at the firm level focusing on the manufacturing industry in Taiwan. The findings reveal that ... More


Education, Training, Skills, and an International Perspective

Anna Vignoles

in Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199605439
eISBN:
9780191806803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605439.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter begins with a brief overview of recent trends in education achievement and compares the UK situation to that in some other countries. It asks whether the UK suffers from specific policy ... More


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