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Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health

Author: Deborah Wallace; Rodrick Wallace
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book discusses the socioeconomic effects of right-to-work (RTW) laws on state populations. RTW laws forbid requiring union membership even at union-represented worksites. The core of the 22 long-term RTW states was the Confederacy, cultural descendants of rigidly hierarchical agrarian feudal England. RTW laws buttress hierarchy and power imbalance which unions minimize at the worksite and by encouraging higher  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wallace, Deborah.
Right-to-work laws and the crumbling of American public health.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018
(OCoLC)1023628332
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Wallace; Rodrick Wallace
ISBN: 9783319727837 3319727834
OCLC Number: 1034016446
Description: x, 160 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The post-world war II America and the high point of union participation --
What unions do for workers --
Social and economic measures nationally and by RTW status --
Social economic differences: RTW and non-RTW states --
Measures of death --
Early mortality from Ischemic heart disease (Coronary Heart Disease) --
Premature unspecified stroke mortality --
Obesity and diabetes --
American child mortality, low-weight births --
Taking risks --
Resilience --
RTW laws and public health.
Responsibility: Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace.

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RTW states on average and median have lower life expectancy, higher obesity prevalence, and higher rates of all-cause mortality, early mortality from chronic conditions, child mortality, and risk  Read more...

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