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ERIC Number: ED395205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 122
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-910082-29-4
Jobs, Income, and Work: Ruinous Trends, Urgent Alternatives.
Sklar, Holly
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)
Literature Resources, American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ($7).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA.