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Nickel and Dimed

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2001

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages....


Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry

by Biao Xiang

How can America's information technology (IT) industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually? The answer is the industry's flexible labor management...


Sport and Migration

by Joseph Maguire & Mark Falcous

In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important...


Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing a Business and a Family under One Roof

by Mary M. Byers

Shows women how to balance time between work and family, set realistic goals, and handle the challenges of being both "Mommy" and "The Boss" while running a profitable home-based business.


Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

by Karl Cordell & Stefan Wolff

From Europe to the United States and from the Middle East to Africa, ethnicity has become an increasingly important factor in political activity and organisation and a prime source of conflict.

Featuring contributions...


Equity and Excellence in Education

by Kris Van den Branden & Piet VanAvermaet

Taking an international perspective, this volume explores numerous issues - gender, socio-economic and linguistic background, teachers' expectations, pedagogical approaches, parental support, educational policies...


60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Nashville: Including Clarksville, Columbia, Gallatin, and Murfreesboro

by Steve Early

Nashville may be the capital of country music, but it’s also home to some splendid hiking trails. This guide offers trekkers of all ages and fitness levels a variety of day hikes throughout middle Tennessee,...


Negotiating Globally: How to Negotiate Deals, Resolve Disputes, and Make Decisions Across Cultural Boundaries

by Jeanne M. Brett

A framework for anticipating and managing cultural differences at the negotiating table

In today's global environment, negotiators who understand cultural differences and negotiation fundamentals have a decided...


Right to Work?: Assessing India's Employment Guarantee Scheme in Bihar

by Puja Dutta & Rinku Murgai

India's 2005 National Rural Employment Guarantee Act creates a justiciable 'right to work' by promising up to 100 days of wage employment per year to all rural households whose adult members volunteer to do...


The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery: Uptick or Renaissance?

by Oya Celasun & Gabriel Di Bella

The notable rebound of U.S. manufacturing activity following the Great Recession has raised the question of whether the sector might be experiencing a renaissance. Using panel regressions, we find that a depreciating...


Aggregate Stability and Balanced-Budget Rules

by Matteo Ghilardi & Raffaele Rossi

It has been shown that under perfect competition and a Cobb-Douglas production function, a basic real business cycle model may exhibit indeterminacy and sunspot fluctuations when income tax rates are determined...


European Union: Detailed Assessment of Implementation of the European Central Bank Observance of the Cpss-Iosco Responsibilities of Au

by International Monetary Fund. Department

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The oversight framework of the European Central Bank (ECB) is comprehensive. The ECB has developed a wide-ranging oversight policy, including quantitative and qualitative criteria to identify,...


Barbados: Financial System Stability Assessment

by International Monetary Fund. Department

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Barbados has a relatively well-developed financial system, including a large offshore sector.1 The onshore system is dominated by large, regionally active banks. Banking services to the population...


The Farm Labor Movement in the Midwest: Social Change and Adaptation Among Migrant Farmworkers

by Ernesto M. Reza, W. K. Barger & Baldemar Velásquez

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) was founded by Baldemar Velásquez in 1967 to challenge the poverty and powerlessness that confronted migrant farmworkers in the Midwest. This study documents FLOC's...


Age Works: What Corporate America Must Do to Survive the Gray

by Beverly Goldberg

In ten years, the massive baby-boom generation will begin to reach retirement age, but few companies have paid attention to the fact that there are not enough younger workers to replace them. The challenge to...


Working through the Crisis: Jobs and Policies in Developing Countries during the Great Recession

by Arup Banerji & David Newhouse

The end of the MFA was followed by rising apparel exports, falling prices, and a reallocation of production and employment between countries. There were also significant changes within countries. The first main...


Morality and Work

by Tibor R. Machan

Examining some of the special ethical dimensions of work, the contributors look at the basic issues of the labor market and offer some controversial alternatives to conventional ways of understanding that market. Morality...


Workers' Rights and Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains: Is a Social Label the Answer?

by Jennifer Bair, Doug Miller & Marsha Dickson

This book provides insight into the potential for the market to protect and improve labour standards and working conditions in global apparel supply chains. It examines the possibilities and limitations of market...


AQA A2 Economics Student Unit Guide (New Edition): Unit 3 Business Economics and the Distribution of Income

by Ray Powell

Written by a senior examiner, Ray Powell, this AQA A2 Economics Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 3: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income

This full-colour book includes...


Belonging in Europe - The African D

by Caroline Bressey & Hakim Adi

This publication does not just mark the presence of black people in Europe, but brings research to a new stage by making connections across Europe through the experience of work and labour. The working experience...