Comparing European Workers: Experiences and Inequalities Vol: 22, Part A


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781849509466
Published:
07 Apr 2011
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
264 pages - 156 x 234 x 25mm
Series:
Research in the Sociology of Work

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This first of two companion volumes places the labor markets, workplaces, jobs and workers of Europe in comparative perspective. It focuses on the politics, economics, sociology, and history of work and workers in Europe. Authors contribute a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, with papers that push the boundaries of evidence and argument. In order to place European workers in comparative perspectives, the volume features articles that analyze specific European countries, industries and firms, analyze Europe as one of a few cases, and analyze many European countries within a cross-national sample. Specific topics in 'Comparing European Workers Volume 1: Experiences and Inequalities' include: a multilevel study of perceived job insecurity in 27 European countries; work values and job rewards among European workers; explaining cross-national variation in wage inequality; managerial intensity and earnings inequality in affluent democracies; cross-national patterns in individual and household employment and work hours by gender and parenthood; and domestic and international causes of the rise of pay inequality in OECD nations.
List of Contributors. Introduction. Reexamining the Relationship Between Flexibility and Insecurity. Work Values and Job Rewards Among European Workers. The Islamic Making of a Capitalist Habitus. Explaining Cross-National Variation in Wage Inequality. Testing the Fat and Mean Thesis. Cross-National Patterns in Individual and Household Employment and Work Hours by Gender and Parenthood. Domestic and International Causes for the Rise of Pay Inequality in OECD Nations Between 1980 and 2000. Comparing European Workers Part A: Experiences and Inequalities. Research in the sociology of work. Research in the sociology of work. Copyright page.

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