The Dynamics of Labour Market Segmentation

The Dynamics of Labour Market Segmentation

1st Edition - December 8, 1981

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  • Editor: Frank Wilkinson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155892

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The Dynamics of Labour Market Segmentation is a collection of different papers about the importance of differentiation between groups of workers and the development of employer strategies for controlling the labor process in the market. The book is divided into five parts. Part I discusses the nature of segmentation, duality, the internal labor market, internationalization, and discrimination. Part II tackles the industrial transformation and the evolution of dual labor markets and the paternalism and labor market segmentation theory, and Part III deals with topics such as entrepreneurial strategies of adjustment and internal labor markets; artisan production and economic growth; and outwork and segmented labor markets. Part IV covers the construction of women as second-class workers and the social reproduction and the basic structure of the labor market; Part V explores the labor market segmentation and the business cycle and the relationship between employment and output. The text is recommended for entrepreneurs who wish to understand the labor market as well as social scientists who would like to know the implications of the labor market segmentation not only for the marketplace but also for society as a whole.

Table of Contents

  • Contents




    Labor Market Segmentation and Economic Orthodoxy

    Segmentation, Duality and the Internal Labor Market

    Industrial Concentration, Labor Force Organization and Industrial Relations

    Industrial Transformation and the Evolution of Dual Labor Markets: The Case of Retail Trade in the United States

    Paternalism and Labor Market Segmentation Theory

    Uncertainty, Specialization, Technology and the Organization of Production

    Entrepreneurial Strategies of Adjustment and Internal Labor Markets

    Dualism and the French Labor Market: Business Strategy, Non-standard Job Forms and Secondary Jobs

    Artisan Production and Economic Growth

    Outwork and Segmented Labor Markets

    Labor Market Segmentation and the Construction Industry in Italy

    Aspects of Segmentation in the United Kingdom Building Industry Labor Market

    Social Reproduction and Non-Competing Groups

    Politics and the Construction of Women as Second-class Workers

    Social Reproduction and the Basic Structure of Labor Markets

    Sex Discrimination and Labor Market Segmentation

    Occupational Mobility and Short Cycles Sam Rosenberg

    Segmented Labor Markets and Aggregate Employment

    Labor Market Segmentation and the Business Cycle Werner Sengenberger

    Employment Policy in Germany: Analytical Aspects and Empirical Evidence

    The Relationship Between Employment and Output:Where Does Segmentation Theory Lead Us?


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  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: December 8, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155892

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Frank Wilkinson

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