Labor in the Twentieth Century

Labor in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition - December 28, 1978

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  • Editors: John T. Dunlop, Walter Galenson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266121

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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.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    The Worker's Century

    Living Standards

    Industrial Relations and Political Role

    Issues for the Future

    1. The United States

    The Working Population

    Trade Unionism and Collective Bargaining

    Wages and Salaries

    Labor Legislation

    Future Problems and Prospects

    2. Great Britain


    The Labor Force

    Trade Unionism

    Employer Organization

    Collective Bargaining

    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

    4. France


    The Active Population and Wage Earners

    The Trade Unions

    Collective Bargaining

    Wages and Working Conditions

    The Future of the System of Industrial Relations

    5. Japan


    Interpreting Japanese Industrial Relations

    Historical and Statistical Review of Labor Market and Industrial Relations


Product details

  • No. of pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: December 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266121

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John T. Dunlop

Walter Galenson

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