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Work in America; report of a special task force to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Author: United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press [1973]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
ISBN: 026208063X 9780262080637 0262580233 9780262580236
OCLC Number: 636281
Description: xix, 262 pages 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Letter of transmittal --
Summary --
1. Introduction : Homo Faber --
Toward a definition of work --
The functions of work --
The change in attitudes toward work --
Who is dissatisfied? --
Sources of dissatisfaction --
What can be done --
a "social efficiency" model --
Extension of corporate responsibility --
2. Problems of American workers --
Blue-collar blues --
White-collar woes --
managerial discontent --
The young worker --
challenging the work ethic? --
The minority worker --
Perspectives on women and work --
Older workers and retirement --
3. Work and health --
Work and longevity --
Heart disease --
Work and other physical illnesses --
Work and mental health --
Conclusion --
4. The redesign of jobs --
Recapitulation of the problem --
Solutions : reforms and innovations in the workplace --
Obstacles to the redesign of jobs --
The role of the trade unions --
The role of the government in job redesign --
5. Work, education, and job mobility --
Worker retaining --
Education. 6. Federal work strategies --
Pursuing full employment --
Manpower training --
Work and welfare --
7. Conclusion --
Appendix : Case studies in the humanization of work --
Notes --
Task force members --
Authors of commissioned papers and consultants to the Task Force --
Commissioned papers, by author --
Bibliography --
Index.

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