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Labor Conditions around the World

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter introduces the measures of working conditions and labor rights that are the focus of the book and shows how labor conditions changed in the late 20th century. The key working conditions ... More


Emerging Labor Market Trends and Workplace Safety and Health

Nicole Nestoriak and John Ruser

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/9780226001463.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the emerging labor market trends that will impact occupational safety and health. It mentions that the Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts two data programs to track injuries, ... More


Worker Safety

Thomas O. McGarity

in Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains that both Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have had a discernable impact on workplace safety and health. The ... More


Coal Mines as Melting Pots

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The coal industry employed large numbers of blacks and immigrants. This chapter examines the extent of discrimination against blacks and immigrants in terms of wages and earnings, workplace safety, ... More


The Irony of Reform: Did Large Employers Subvert Workplace Safety Reform, 1869 to 1930?

Price V. Fishback (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter investigates how large employers in the U.S. subvert workplace safety reform during the period from 1869 to 1930. It analyzes the variation across states and time to establish the ... More


Remaking the Nonunion Economy

Gordon Lafer

in The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how corporate lobbies and their legislative allies have sought to undermine labor standards and workplace rights in the nonunion economy. It discusses the record of ... More


The Progressive Era

Price Fishback

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the United States, the period between the mid-1890s and the early 1920s is known as the Progressive Era. Many general studies of the period and biographies of leading reformers emphasize the ... More


Closing The Book on Infectious Disease: The Mischievous Consequences For Public Health

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

During the formative period of bioethics, the field of public health also directed attention largely away from infectious disease, to issues such as environmental degradation, workplace safety, ... More


Disability and Labor Activism: The Pains and Joys of Coalitions

Kim E. Nielsen

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the difficulties that disability and labor activists have faced when working together. Disability and labor activists, today as well as in the past, have much in common. They ... More


Mobilizing for Mass Action: Social and Political Initiatives, 1948–1950

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how an important feature of Jencks' encouragement of rank-and-file engagement in union affairs was an ongoing concern about both worker health issues and workplace safety ... More


Labor in the New Economy

Katharine G. Abraham, James R. Spletzer, and Michael Harper Harper (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226001432
eISBN:
9780226001463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

As the structure of the economy has changed over the past few decades, researchers and policy makers have been increasingly concerned with how these changes affect workers. This book examines a ... More


“Job Killers” in the News

Christopher Martin

in No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501735257
eISBN:
9781501735264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501735257.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 6investigates one outgrowth of the shift in journalism and politics: the rise of the concept of “job killers.” Conservative politicians have successfully coined the term “job killer” for the ... More


The Benefits: Labor Gains

Arthur M. Diamond Jr.

in Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190263669
eISBN:
9780190263706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263669.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

New jobs created by innovative dynamism tend to be better jobs than old jobs destroyed. The new jobs are usually safer, cleaner, less routine, more creative, and more satisfying. Most factory jobs in ... More


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