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The Resource Not working : where have all the good jobs gone?, David G. Blanchflower

Not working : where have all the good jobs gone?, David G. Blanchflower

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Not working : where have all the good jobs gone?
Title
Not working
Title remainder
where have all the good jobs gone?
Statement of responsibility
David G. Blanchflower
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine - it isn't. Not Working is about those who can't find full-time work at a decent wage - the underemployed - and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism. In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008. Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about "--Seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blanchflower, David G
Dewey number
331.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5709
LC item number
.B53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Underemployment
  • Disguised unemployment
  • Labor market
  • Disguised unemployment
  • Economic history
  • Underemployment
  • Great Britain
  • Arbeitslosigkeit
  • Arbeitsmarkt
  • Marktversagen
  • Wohlstand
  • Messung
Label
Not working : where have all the good jobs gone?, David G. Blanchflower
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What the Whole World Wants Is a Good Job -- Part I. The Problem: The Great Recession Exposed Underlying Fractures. Unemployment and Its Consequences -- Wage Growth and the Lack of It -- The Semi- Slump and the Housing Market -- Underemployment -- Part II. The Response to the Great Recession. Something Horrible Happened -- Sniffing the Air and Spotting the Great Recession -- The People Have Lost Their Pep -- Somebody Has to Be Blamed -- Disastrous Cries for Help -- Part III. What to Do? Full Employment -- Put the Pedal to the Metal
Control code
1059259906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780691181240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1059259906
Label
Not working : where have all the good jobs gone?, David G. Blanchflower
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What the Whole World Wants Is a Good Job -- Part I. The Problem: The Great Recession Exposed Underlying Fractures. Unemployment and Its Consequences -- Wage Growth and the Lack of It -- The Semi- Slump and the Housing Market -- Underemployment -- Part II. The Response to the Great Recession. Something Horrible Happened -- Sniffing the Air and Spotting the Great Recession -- The People Have Lost Their Pep -- Somebody Has to Be Blamed -- Disastrous Cries for Help -- Part III. What to Do? Full Employment -- Put the Pedal to the Metal
Control code
1059259906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780691181240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1059259906

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