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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]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Work In America discusses the fundamental role of work in the lives of most adults, pointing out that jobs as they are now create problems that can and do have serious effects on our society.

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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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