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Half a Job - Bad and Good Part-time Jobs in a Changing Labor Market (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R581
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Half a Job - Bad and Good Part-time Jobs in a Changing Labor Market (Paperback, New): Chris Tilly

Half a Job - Bad and Good Part-time Jobs in a Changing Labor Market (Paperback, New)

Chris Tilly

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Over 20 million people are working part-time in the United States, more than six million of them involuntarily. Both "Time" and "Fortune" magazines have run recent cover stories about this constrained faction of the workforce, who tend to earn on average 40 percent less than full-time workers. Addressing this disturbing trend, Chris Tilly presents a current, in-depth analysis of how U.S. businesses use part-time employment, and why they are using it more and more. Worker demand for part-time jobs peaked more than twenty years ago, but employers' desires for cheap labor and schedule flexibility have continued to drive the long-term growth of part-time jobs. Tilly argues that this growth is a reaction to the expanding trade and service industries, which, by their nature, depend on part-time workers. Examining the nature and purposes of the different types of part-time employment, he explores the roots of part-time jobs in the organization of work, and the inadequacies of existing public policies on part-time employment. Using not only statistical analysis but over eighty interviews with employers in the retail and insurance industries, Tilly suggests new approaches to providing flexibility without insecurity. Chris Tilly is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy and Planning at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

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Imprint: Temple University Press,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1996
First published: 1996
Authors: Chris Tilly
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-56639-382-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Labour economics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > Central government policies
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Labour economics > Employment & unemployment
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LSN: 1-56639-382-5
Barcode: 9781566393829

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