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Working scared (or not at all) : the lost decade, great recession, and restoring the shattered American dream

Author: Carl E Van Horn
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
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"Drawing on nearly twenty-five thousand interviews with employed and unemployed Americans conducted from 1998 to 2012. These voices of American workers tell a compelling story about wrenching structural changes and recessions during one of the most volatile periods in U.S. economic history. This book represents one of the most comprehensive social science research portraits of the views of American workers about  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl E Van Horn
ISBN: 9781442219656 1442219653 1442219661 9781442219663
OCLC Number: 811600975
Description: xvi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Working scared in America and the great recession --
Is the American worker disposable? --
New American workplace realities --
Misery and bleak expectations for older unemployed workers --
Unfulfilled expectations for recent college and high school graduates --
Unfinished business: recovering from the Great Recession --
Restoring the shattered dreams of American workers.
Responsibility: Carl E. Van Horn.

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"Drawing on nearly twenty-five thousand interviews with employed and unemployed Americans conducted from 1998 to 2012. These voices of American workers tell a compelling story about wrenching structural changes and recessions during one of the most volatile periods in U.S. economic history. This book represents one of the most comprehensive social science research portraits of the views of American workers about their jobs, the workplace, and government's role in the labor market. Working Sacred will help citizens, policy makers, educators, businesses, unions, and community leaders betters understand what is happening to the U.S. workforce. It also describes the essential national priorities and policies that will assist frustrated, angry, and scared American workers and the reforms that will help restore the American dream of secure employment and intergenerational progress."--Jacket.

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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 Read more...

 
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