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Day Care and Depression

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0006
Subject:
History, Family History

In the past (1890s to 1920s), working mothers were viewed as “evil”. After 1930 however, changes made in both women's wage work and social welfare began to challenge these assumptions, gradually ... More


Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Valentine M. Moghadam (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

At the end of the 20th century, after four world conferences on women, debates on the impact of economic development on the lives and status of women — including their life-options and opportunities ... More


The Problem

Patricia Penn Hilden

in Women, Work, and Politics: Belgium 1830-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228837
eISBN:
9780191678837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228837.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the working women in Belgium during the period from 1830 to 1914. This book aims to demonstrate that Belgian women had a relationship ... More


A right not to work and disabled people

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

With the rise of industrial capitalism from the late 18th century, wage labour was organised in such a way that it disabled impaired people by excluding them from the one activity – wage labour – by ... More


Economic and Demographic Change on the Navajo Reservation

Stephen J. Kunitz

in Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an economic and demographic history of the Navajo reservation from the late nineteenth century to the present. The continued population growth during the 1950s and early 1960s, ... More


Conclusion

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion builds on key arguments of the book to suggest several routes toward building a caring economy that generates equitable interdependence. Current methods of organizing care leave people ... More


“They’re Happy to Have a Job”: Midsize Supermarkets and Degraded Work

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Five focuses on the new, thriving food retailers undersell chain supermarkets by 50% or more on many products, and they use low-cost, highly productive labor to move those goods. Employers ... More


Beyond Low Wages: The Problem of Degraded Work

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Two reviews the workplace practices of low-wage employers in order to sharpen the understanding of the problem at hand. Where the concept of low-wage work suggests marginal changes within an ... More


A Perfectly Flexible Workforce: Day Labor in a Precarious Industry

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Seven explores this disconnect and its implications. From a distance, the residential construction industry appears to operate in the manner suggested by economics textbooks: Contractors bid ... More


Afterword

Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This afterword summarizes the issues addressed by the book regarding the current condition and position of immigrant women in the U.S. economy. It highlights several of the book's significant ... More


Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book focuses on policies, primarily in the United Kingdom, which are designed to facilitate the participation of disabled people in wage work. The book takes a critical approach to these ... More


Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Marc Doussard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Degraded Work provides a new perspective on employment inequality and low-wage work. Jobs are not intrinsically good or bad: They are made better, or worse, by the actions of employers, employees and ... More


Modernization and the Rise of Women's Wage Work

in To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759090
eISBN:
9780804787475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759090.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents an overview of the peninsula's historical and geopolitical background, and reviews the progressions of colonial economic development and the emergence of women's wage work from ... More


Reinventing Dirty Work: Immigrant Women in Nursing Homes

Lucy T. Fisher and Miliann Kang

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how immigrant women accommodate themselves to the various demands of low-wage, low-status service jobs by engaging in “boundary making,” processes that circumscribe and redefine ... More


The Exchange Principle and the Wage-Work Bargain

Mark Freedland and Simon Deakin

in The Contract of Employment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783169
eISBN:
9780191826191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783169.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter evokes and examines the idea of ‘the wage-work bargain’ as a key aspect of the contract of employment and a central subject of the legal regulation of that contract. This is the ... More


The City That Sweats Work: Growth and Inequality in Post-Fordist Chicago

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Three introduces the food retail and residential construction cases, and the dynamic Chicago economy in which employers remade these industries. Because traditional methods of economic ... More


Themes in Disabled people, work and welfare

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The conclusion draws together themes that are visible in the chapters of Work, welfare and disabled people. It focuses in particular upon three issues raised by the chapters: 1) the nature of wage ... More


New Inequalities: The Deterioration of Local-Serving Industries

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter One examines our current paralysis in the face of labor degradation. Deepening our understanding of labor degradation means reconceptualizing low-wage industries as active producers of ... More


New Answers to New Problems: The Creative Work of Reversing Degradation

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Eight analyzes some of the most promising responses to the problem of degraded work, and provides a framework that makes clear the shared characteristics, and limits to, these approaches. It ... More


Introduction: Immigrant Women and Labor Disruptions

Maura Toro-Morn, Anna Romina Guevarra, and Nilda Flores-González

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book explores the labor experiences of immigrant women, primarily Asians and Latinas, engaged in low-wage work in the era of neoliberal globalization. It assesses the impact of neoliberal ... More


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