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Labor in the Twentieth Century provides the comparative method of reviewing labor in five advanced democratic countries. This book presents statistical series for employment, unemployment, wages, hours, and labor disputes. Organized into five chapters, this book begins with an overview of the major changes in the characteristics of both workers and their jobs that have occurred since 1990. This text then examines the social, political, and economic environment of Germany. Other chapters consider the factors that have made France exceptional, including the use of foreign manpower, the heavy labor-force participation of women, and the long period of demographic stagnation connected with low birthrates at the beginning of the 19th century. This book discusses as well the scarcity in the labor market, particularly of qualified manpower. The final chapter deals with the Westerner's conceptualization of Japanese industrialist relation. This book is a valuable resource for economists, historians, and social scientists.
List of Contributors
The Worker's Century
Industrial Relations and Political Role
Issues for the Future
1. The United States
The Working Population
Trade Unionism and Collective Bargaining
Wages and Salaries
Future Problems and Prospects
2. Great Britain
The Labor Force
The State as Employer
The State as Regulator
Conditions of Work
A Look to the Future
3. The Federal Republic of Germany
The Economic, Social, and Political Environment
The Labor Force
Labor Policies and Industrial Relations
Results of Industrial Relations and Labor Policy
Major Current Problems
The Active Population and Wage Earners
The Trade Unions
Wages and Working Conditions
The Future of the System of Industrial Relations
Interpreting Japanese Industrial Relations
Historical and Statistical Review of Labor Market and Industrial Relations
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- © Academic Press 1978
- 28th December 1978
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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