ERIC Number: ED101179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
New Concepts of Work.
Canadian Council on Social Development, Ottawa (Ontario).
The two-day Canadian conference focused on the topics: "Why are new concepts of work emerging?" and "How can we encourage desirable new work concepts in our society?" Following an introductory summary by David P. Ross, Stephen Peitchinis (Dean, School of Business Administration, University of Calgary) presented the economic circumstances of the work concept -- implications of market orientation (market price, worker productivity, and worker payment) and the relationship between work and leisure. Another presentation by David Woodsworth (Director, School of Social Work, McGill University) discussed the social circumstances of the work concept--increased exchange of social/work relationships and the identification of services and values appropriate for a post-industrial (service) society. Included in the document is the verbatim participant discussion which followed the presentations. Some areas of concern were lack of job satisfaction, lack of jobs, and inequitable distribution of income. The second conference day followed a similar format. Larry I. Bell (United Community Services of the Greater Vancouver Area) offered suggestions for community involvement in providing employment opportunities. Ken Svenson (Alberta Department of Manpower and Labor) spoke on the governmental role in relation to guaranteed income, the guaranteed work concept, and various employment programs. Names and addresses of participants are included. (EA)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Conference Reports, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Guaranteed Income, Income, Job Satisfaction, Socioeconomic Influences, Work Attitudes
Publications Section, Canadian Council on Social Development, 55 Parkdale, Box 3505, Station C, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4G1 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Council on Social Development, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada