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Securing prosperity : the American labor market : how it has changed and what to do about it

Author: Paul Osterman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
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We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding--the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace. Yet Americans feel deeply uneasy about their economic future. The reason, Paul Osterman explains, is that our recent prosperity is built on the ruins of the once reassuring postwar labor market. Workers can no  Read more...
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Osterman, Paul.
Securing prosperity.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99017488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Osterman
ISBN: 1400812909 9781400812905 9780691086880 0691086885
OCLC Number: 614673464
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Figures and Tables ix Foreword by Richard C. Leone xi Preface xv ONE Introduction 3 TWO The Changing Structure of the American Labor Market 20 THREE Experiencing the New Economy 71 FoUR Restructuring within Firms: The Shifting Employment Contract 90 FIVE Preliminaries to Policy 116 SIX Policies for a Mobile Workforce 124 SEVEN Redressing the Balance of Power 146 EIGHT Conclusion 179 Notes 191 Index 213
Responsibility: Paul Osterman.

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We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding - the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a  Read more...

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"Drawing on new surveys of nearly 1000 corporations, Osterman reaches some interesting conclusions... [His] policy recommendations are thoughtful."--Jim Holt, Management Review

 
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