Are Bad Jobs Inevitable?: Trends, Determinants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century

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Chris Warhurst, Françoise Carré, Patricia Findlay, Chris Tilly
Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 21, 2012 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
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Job quality matters. It contributes to economic competitiveness, social cohesion and personal well-being. Focusing on 'bad jobs', this book outlines debates, developments, issues and trends in job quality whilst asking the question are bad jobs inevitable?.

Bringing together an internationally renowned group of academics, the book defines and measures bad jobs; explains variation and change in job quality; and identifies workplace practices and broader non-workplace strategies for making bad jobs better.

Key Benefits:
- An essential collection for the study of labour and job quality
- Written by leading experts
- Contains cutting edge research on contemporary topics relating to work and employment

Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? is an ideal companion for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Sociology, Labour Relations, Labour Economics, Organization Studies, HRM and Employee Relations.

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Scenarios Analysis and Interventions
Part I International Overviews and Comparative Approaches
Sectoral Approaches and Workplace Practices
The Role of Public Agency
Author Index
Subject Index

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CHRIS WARHURST Professor of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia.
FRANCOISE J. CARRÉ Research Director at the Center for Social Policy at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.
PATRICIA FINDLAYProfessor of Work and Employment Relations at the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research, University of Strathclyde, UK.
CHRIS TILLY Professor of Urban Planning and Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California Los Angeles, USA.

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