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The Struggle Over Work

The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial Societies

By Shaun Wilson

Routledge – 2004 – 248 pages

Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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Description

The future of work in advanced industrial democracies is the subject of intense debate and public concern. Despite predictions that working hours would fall and leisure time would rise as society progressed, the opposite has in fact occurred. This new book contains a twofold investigation into 'the end of work' with theoretical and policy angles contributing to the growing research field on the boundaries of economics and sociology.

Author Bio

Shaun Wilson is Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Research in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is principle investigator of the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes. His areas of research include political and social attitudes, political sociology, and the sociology of work. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of New South Wales in Sydney

Name: The Struggle Over Work: The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial Societies (eBook)Routledge 
Description: By Shaun Wilson. The future of work in advanced industrial democracies is the subject of intense debate and public concern. Despite predictions that working hours would fall and leisure time would rise as society progressed, the opposite has in fact occurred. This new...
Categories: Labour Economics, Employment & Unemployment, Political Economy