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Marginal Employment

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20 Dec 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
332 pages - 156 x 234 x 19mm
Research in the Sociology of Work


This volume will provide students and researchers alike with a solid grounding both in traditional aspects of marginality and in the increasing important topics of part-time and contingent work. The reader will have the opportunity to learn more about the growing range and diversity of marginal employment in the contemporary economy, the hardships and unique challenges of marginal employment, and the new and creative matches between people and jobs that are currently being explored outside traditional full-time employment relationships.
Introduction (R. Hodson). Marginal Jobs and Marginal Workers. The "invisibly" chronically III as unexamined organizational fringe-dwellers: voices of ambiguity (M.H. Vickers) Institutional sources of marginality: midwestern family farming in a period of economic decline (L. Lobao, K. Meyer). Working at the margins: poor mothers and survival in the inner city (D.L. Puntenney). Class, ethnicity and marginal employment: African-American and Cambodian day-haul farm workers in Philadelphia (M.J. Pfeffer). African American labor at the margins: exploring the emergence of environmental health hazards in the workplace (D.N. Pellow). Not all work is created equal: homeless substances abusers and marginal employment (S.W. Hartwell). Part-Time Work. McAunties and McUncles: older crew members in Singapore's fast food industry (A.A. Pereira). Part-time work and federal employment policy (C. Connolly). Understanding the predictors of part-time versus full-time employment: social benefits and the life-cycle (E. Rodriguez). The use of part-time employees and independent contractors among small enterprises in Russia (R. Russell, R. Hanneman). Contingent Employment. Winners and losers in the temporary clergy labor market (C.W. Mueller, E.M. McDuff). Barriers and adaptations: hiring managers and contingent workers (M.E. Wacker, D. Bills). contingent and marginal employment, commitment, and discretionary contributions (D.W. Organ, J. McFall-Paine). Are traditional and adjunct faculty members really different? Comparing organizational and professional commitment (K.L. Pereles). Voluntary and involuntary temporary employees: predicting satisfaction, commitment, and personal control (C. Von Hippel et al.).

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