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The warping of government work

Author: John D Donahue
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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"The divergent paths of public and private employment have intensified a long-standing pattern: elite workers spurn public jobs, while less skilled workers cling to government work as a refuge from a harsh private economy. The first trend creates a chronic talent deficit in the public sector. The second trend makes the government workplace rigid and resistant to change. And both contribute to shortfalls in  Read more...
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Donahue, John D.
Warping of government work.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608865032
Online version:
Donahue, John D.
Warping of government work.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609709963
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Donahue
ISBN: 9780674027886 0674027884
OCLC Number: 176648856
Description: x, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Two worlds of work --
Relic of the middle-class economy --
Safe harbor --
Backwater --
A twisted transformation --
Finding the future --
Appendix --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: John D. Donahue.
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Documents the government's isolation from the rest of the American economy and arrays the stark choices we confront for narrowing, or accommodating, the divide between public and private work.  Read more...

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