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Carl E Van Horn
|ISBN:||9781442219656 1442219653 1442219661 9781442219663|
|Description:||xvi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Working scared in America and the great recession : the "Hurricane Katrina" of recessions --
The sudden collapse and painful aftermath --
Did unemployed workers recover? --
A silent mental health epidemic --
Bitter legacies --
Is the American worker disposable? : what happened to the employer/employee compact? --
Four forces downsizing the American worker --
Education and training gaps --
Transforming American attitudes --
New American workplace realities : Declining satisfaction at work --
The work-family imbalance --
Learning at work --
An unhealthy insurance trend --
A workplace divided --
A workforce in transition --
Misery and bleak expectations for older unemployed workers : Last fired, never rehired --
The devastating consequences of long-term unemployment --
Ending retirement as we knew it --
What older workers need --
Not so golden years --
Unfulfilled expectations for recent college and high school graduates : Hit hard by the Great Recession --
More grinders than slackers --
Are high school and college graduates prepared for work? --
Does education serve the needs of employers? How much should it? --
Next-generation education reforms --
Unfinished business: recovering from the Great Recession : Bold actions battle the financial crisis --
A painfully slow recovery yields disappointment --
Policy gridlock --
Election-year policy and politics --
Frustration and protest --
Digging out of the ditch --
Bolster and refocus the workforce development system --
Shifting to top gear --
Restoring the shattered dreams of American workers : A new workforce paradigm --
Assumptions, expectations, and hopes --
Four national priorities --
Restoring balance and shared sacrifice to achieve greater prosperity --
Appendix: Work trends: Americans' attitudes about work, employers, and government, 1998-2012.
|Responsibility:||Carl E. Van Horn.|
More than two dozen surveys of the attitudes and expectations of (mostly unemployed) workers over the period 1998-2012 constitute the essence of this book by the founding director of the Center for
- Unemployment -- United States.
- Labor market -- United States.
- Recessions -- United States.
- United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
- United States -- Economic policy -- 2009-
- Economic history.
- Economic policy.
- Labor market.
- United States.