ERIC Number: ED395205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Jobs, Income, and Work: Ruinous Trends, Urgent Alternatives.
This book examines recent trends in the areas of jobs, income, and work. Among the trends discussed are the following: upward redistribution of wealth; persistent impoverishment; less disposable income; lower wages and higher education; union-free labor and increasing numbers of "disposable" workers; competition for global corporations and free trading on cheap labor; rising U.S. unemployment; deceptive methods of measuring unemployment and underemployment; "technological unemployment"; attempts to hide bad economics behind scapegoats, blame women for illegitimate economics, and reduce welfare instead of poverty; unreversed discrimination; the locking up of "surplus" labor; the cycle of unequal opportunity; disinvestment and misinvestment; and unfair and unsustainable development. The need to include economic rights among human rights is emphasized. The following are among the policy elements said to be keys to a viable future: all-age social security; fair taxation and income support; work fair and full employment; shorter hours and shared work; workers' rights; environmentally sustainable development; conversion of the military-industrial economy; nonviolent conflict resolution; codes of conduct; corporate accountability; community investment and redevelopment; nondiscrimination; child caring; universal health care; equal educational opportunity; and participatory democracy. Twenty-one tables/figures and 215 reference notes are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Competition, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Job Layoff, Labor Market, Labor Turnover, Poverty, Public Policy, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Unions
Literature Resources, American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ($7).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA.