Although worker dislocation is often the most visible labor market impact of international trade, many believe that the growth of global competition is also linked to stagnant wages, particularly among low-skilled workers, and to fundamental changes in the nature of the employment relationship, most evident in the growing share of workers in part-time, temporary, or contract arrangements in the United States and other developed economies. The evidence presented by economists, sociologists, and labor law experts in this edited volume is consistent with the view that global competition has spurred employers to use nonstandard arrangements. Although workers’ desire for shorter hours accounts for some of the growth of part-time employment, employers’ incentives to lower labor costs explain most of the growth in nonstandard arrangements in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Articles in the volume carefully document the effects of countries’ labor market institutions and policies on the growth of various nonstandard arrangements and discuss the implications of these developments for workers.
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"The chapters of [this book] are consistently well-written." -- Monthly Labor Review, July 2004
"[This book] represents an important contribution to the growing literature on nonstandard work." -- Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 59(3), 2004
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Descripción W E Upjohn Inst for, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0880992638