Staircases or treadmills? : labor market intermediaries and economic opportunity in a changing economy (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Staircases or treadmills? : labor market intermediaries and economic opportunity in a changing economy

Author: Chris Benner; Laura Leete; Manuel Pastor
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Staircases or Treadmills? is the first comprehensive study documenting the prevalence of all types of labor market intermediaries and investigating how these intermediaries affect workers' employment opportunities. Benner, Leete, and Pastor draw on years of research in two distinct regional labor markets "old economy" Milwaukee and "new economy" Silicon Valley - including a first-of-its-kind random survey of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Staircases or treadmills?
New York : Russell Sage Foundation, [2007]
(DLC) 2006033288
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Benner; Laura Leete; Manuel Pastor
ISBN: 9781610440431 1610440439
OCLC Number: 1156878812
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: About the Authors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Mobility and Economic Opportunity: The Role of Intermediaries; Chapter 2. The Old and New Economies: A Comparison of Milwaukee and Silicon Valley; Chapter 3. Meeting, Molding, and Making Markets: How Intermediaries Shape Labor Flows; Chapter 4. The Incidence and Use of Labor Market Intermediaries; Chapter 5. The Impact of Intermediaries on Job Outcomes; Chapter 6. The Role of Social Capital in Choosing Labor Market Intermediaries; Chapter 7. Conclusions and Implications for Future Research and Policy Appendix. Data and MethodsNotes; References; Index
Responsibility: Chris Benner, Laura Leete, Manuel Pastor.
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"Staircases or Treadmills? is the first comprehensive study documenting the prevalence of all types of labor market intermediaries and investigating how these intermediaries affect workers' employment opportunities. Benner, Leete, and Pastor draw on years of research in two distinct regional labor markets "old economy" Milwaukee and "new economy" Silicon Valley - including a first-of-its-kind random survey of the prevalence and impacts of intermediaries, and a wide range of interviews with intermediary agencies' staff and clients." "A generation ago, rising living standards were broadly distributed and coupled with relatively secure employment. Today, many Americans fear that heightened job insecurity is overshadowing the benefits of dynamic economic growth. Staircases or Treadmills? is a guide to how private and public job-matching institutions can empower disadvantaged workers to share in economic progress."--Jacket

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