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|All Authors / Contributors:||
M D R Evans; Jonathan Kelley, (Sociologist)
|Description:||vi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction Topic I - Education Snapshot: Government expenditure on education Why is education rewarded - Necessary skills or arbitrary credentialism? Snapshot: Secondary school completion since the 1960s Snapshot: Education in Australia, Canada and the United States Trends in educational attainment in Australia Snapshot: Educational eifferences among the States Snapshot: Gender differences in university education in six nations Does mothers' employment affect children's education? Cultural resources and educational success: The beaux arts versus scholarly culture Snapshot: Private and public schools: Changes in the past 15 years Private schools and educational success Adult education and training through informal courses Confidence in universities Topic II - Employment Participation in the labour force Snapshot: Self-employment and occupation Snapshot: Do we quarrel over housework? Job complexity How much is job security worth to employees? Snapshot: Jobs: Government's responsibility Snapshot: Australian jobs in comparative perspective Snapshot: Jobs changed - politics or technology? Snapshot: Downsizing trends: Workers' experiences Organisational downsizing Topic III - Industrial Relations Snapshot: Australia 2001: A good industrial relations system? Ideals about industrial relations in Australia, Finland, and Poland Snapshot: Union membership Changing attitudes towards trade unions in Australia: 1984-1999 Topic IV - Political Economy Snapshot: Unemployment since 1900 Conflict between the unemployed and workers in 20 nations Class and class conflict in Western nations Equal opportunities or equal outcomes? Changing attitudes toward income inequality in East and West Attitudes to foreign trade in 16 nations Changes in public attitudes toward labelling genetically modified foods, Australia 1994 to 2000 Topic V - Health and Welfare Medical care and risky conventional lifestyles: Blame, sympathy, and financial responsibility Snapshot: Childhood asthma: Changes over time Smoking: Social patterns in Australia Health benefits and potential budget savings due to pets: Australian and German survey results Costs of children and living standards in Australian households Topic VI - Retirement Work commitment of older Australians What form should government old age pensions take: Citizen attitudes Householders' preferences for superannuation Appendix: Data, measurement and methods References/ Index|
|Responsibility:||MDR Evans and Jonathan Kelley.|
This book should be read and purchased if you are interested in an analytical, concise treatment of a broad range of current social and economic issues that face Australia and a number of other