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Bernhardt, Annette; Spiller, Michael W.; Polson, Diana – Social Forces, 2013
Despite three decades of scholarship on economic restructuring in the United States, employers' violations of minimum wage, overtime and other workplace laws remain understudied. This article begins to fill the gap by presenting evidence from a large-scale, original worker survey that draws on recent advances in sampling methodology to reach…
Descriptors: Labor Legislation, Employment Patterns, Labor, Labor Market
Schneider, Barbara, Ed.; Coleman, James S., Ed. – 1993
The resources available to parents and the actions parents can take to further their children's education is reviewed through a collection of essays that focus on the social and economic resources of the family and by looking into the home, community, and school to see how families are involved in educational activities. The importance of parent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Grade 8
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Bernhardt, Annette – 1999
The future of low-wage jobs is examined through a case study of firm restructuring in the retail industry. The study confirms that the retailing sector has come to be dominated by the Wal-Mart model, which emphasizes an efficient technology-driven inventory management system and a human resource approach that includes the following elements:…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Case Studies
Bernhardt, Annette – 1999
The business press abounds with examples of innovative companies that have created high-quality jobs; however, low-wage, deskilled jobs filled by contingent workers are equally prevalent. More than one in six U.S. workers currently hold retail jobs. The effect of globalization of trade on the retail industry is unclear. The most significant…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Career Ladders
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Hughes, Katherine; Bernhardt, Annette – 1999
The banking industry has undergone marked changes over the past 20 years, driven by deregulation and new technologies. Two strategies have emerged: the low-cost transaction approach and the high-road relationship banking approach. The number of employees in commercial banking has fallen significantly, and average hourly earnings for nonmanagerial…
Descriptors: Adults, Banking, Career Ladders, Case Studies
Scott, Marc A.; Bernhardt, Annette – IEE Brief, 2000
A longitudinal study of two cohorts of young white men (the first followed from the late 1960s through the 1970s; the second from the 1980s through the early 1990s) determined that long-term wage growth between the ages of 16 and 36 has both declined and become significantly more unequal for the recent cohort. The declines have been concentrated…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits
Scott, Marc A.; Bernhardt, Annette – 1999
A study identified different educational and working paths that workers take, asked which paid off for long-term wage growth and career development, and tested whether educational pathways helped explain more of the variability in wage outcomes. It compared long-term wage growth for two cohorts of young white men: the original cohort that entered…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Graduates, Colleges, Education Work Relationship
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Handcock, Mark S.; Morris, Martina; Bernhardt, Annette – Monthly Labor Review, 2000
Some research has shown discrepancies in earnings trends between the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and the Current Population Survey. When the sample is limited to full-time, year-round workers, the discrepancies are largely eliminated. (SK)|
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Salary Wage Differentials, Statistical Bias, Wages
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Bernhardt, Annette; Dresser, Laura; Hill, Catherine – 2000
A study used data from the 1998 Current Population Survey to document job growth in the public and private sectors and examine the quality of jobs in terms of wages and benefits. Findings indicated public sector employment declined for both women and men during the period from 1979-98 with a somewhat sharper decline among men. In 1998, median…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Blacks, Economics, Employed Women
Bernhardt, Annette; Morris, Martina; Handcock, Mark S.; Scott, Marc A. – 2001
The changes in career development and upward mobility in response to recent changes in the U.S. labor market were examined in a study that included an analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Young Men and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Analysis of the data, which covered the period 1966-1994, established that the…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Ladders, Coordination, Definitions
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Bernhardt, Annette; Bailey, Thomas – IEE Brief, 1997
Economic, technological, and political changes have created a new employment relationship characterized by an externalized labor market, more tenuous ties between workers and employers, and growing wage inequality. To date, policymakers have sought to address these problems through a supply-side approach focused on education and training. What is…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Ladders, Cooperative Planning
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Bernhardt, Annette; Morris, Martina; Handcock, Mark; Scott, Marc – 1998
One of the most pressing questions facing researchers and policy makers today is how economic restructuring has affected the nature of work and mobility in the United States. Emerging research has begun to focus on analyses of longitudinal datasets, taking up such questions as whether wage growth has deteriorated and whether the rate of job…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
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Bernhardt, Annette; Morris, Martina; Handcock, Mark; Scott, Marc – 1998
A study was conducted to determine the long-term consequences of restructuring on the nature of work and mobility in the United States. The study compared the first 16 years of work experience for two cohorts of young white men from the National Longitudinal Surveys: the original cohort, followed from 1996-1981, and the recent cohort, followed…
Descriptors: Adults, Career Ladders, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship
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Bernhardt, Annette; Morris, Martina; Handcock, Mark; Scott, Marc – 1998
To examine the impact of rising wage inequality on lifetime wage growth, a study compared the wage mobility experienced by two cohorts of young white men from the National Longitudinal Surveys. The original cohort entered the labor market in the mid-1960s at the end of the economic boom and was followed through the end of the 1970s. The recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Employment Patterns
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Bernhardt, Annette; Morris, Martina; Handcock, Mark; Scott, Marc – 1998
To determine whether there has been a secular rise in job instability among young adults over the past 3 decades, a study compared two National Longitudinal Survey cohorts of young white men. The first cohort entered the labor market in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the second during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The study examined…
Descriptors: Career Change, Comparative Analysis, Employment Patterns, Labor Problems
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