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Segmented Work, Divided Workers: The Historical Transformation of Labor in the United States

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Segmented Work, Divided Workers presents a restatement and expansion of the theory of labor segmentation by three of its founding scholars. The authors argue that divisions with the US working class are rooted in a segmentation of jobs since World War II. They explain the origins of job segmentation through a careful and systematic historical analysis of changes in the ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 29th 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 31st 1982)
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Mark Bowles
Aug 30, 2014 Mark Bowles rated it really liked it
A. Preface: This book examines the political and economic divisions among workers in the US. This division stops any attempt for a broad labor movement in this country. The term “segmentation” is chosen mainly because it suggests that there were more than 2 important divisions in the labor market (as the “dual labor market hypothesis” accepted). This book addresses two main questions: “Where did labor segmentation come from in the United States?” and “Why did it develop?”
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