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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, Md. [u.a.] : Rowman et Littlefield, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl E Van Horn
ISBN: 9781442219656 1442219653 9781442219663 1442219661
OCLC Number: 914963355
Description: XVI, 195 S. : graph. Darst.
Contents: Introduction *The Work Trends Project, Data and Methods *Plan for the Book Chapter 1: The Katrina of Recessions *The Crash and the Scramble *A Silent Epidemic *No Safe Harbors for the Unemployed *Done with Denial Chapter 2: What Happened to Normal? The Volatile American Labor Market 1999 to 2012 *"The end of the world as we knew it" *Disappearing and Diminished Benefits at Work *The Post-Recession Job Market Chapter 3: The Disposable American Worker? Causes and Consequences *Four Drivers that Downsized the American Workforce *Education and Training Gaps *The Failed Worker/Employer Compact Chapter 4: Where are the Good Jobs? *Declining Satisfaction at Work *The Workplace Reality Gap A Tale of Two American Workplaces Chapter 5: Ending Retirement as We Knew It *Last Fired, Never Rehired *Devastating Consequences *What Older Workers Want-and Need Chapter 6: College Graduates Enter the Harsh Economy *Unfulfilled Expectations *More Grinders than Slackers *Does College Pay and Will it? Chapter 7: Unfinished Business: Recovering from the Great Recession *Economic Recovery Plans and Economic Realities *Reconnecting the Long-Term Unemployed *Policy Gridlock Chapter 8: Restoring the Shattered American Dream *Building Consensus *21st Century policies for a 21st century economy *A New Compact for a Productive Workforce and Prosperous Economy Appendix: Summary of Survey Results with Links to Extensive Reports and Data Charts and Tables
Responsibility: Carl E. Van Horn.

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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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