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Title Low-wage work in the wealthy world / Jérôme Gautié and John Schmitt, editors
Published New York : Russell Sage Foundation, [2010]


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Description xx, 485 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Russell Sage Foundation case studies of job quality in advanced economies
Russell Sage Foundation case studies of job quality in advanced economies.
Contents Low pay, working conditions, and living standards / Geoff Mason and Wiemer Salverda -- Industrial relations, legal regulations, and wage setting / Gerhard Bosch, Ken Mayhew, and Jérôme Gautié -- The impact of institutions on the supply side of the low-wage labor market / Jérôme Gautié and others -- Institutions, firms, and the quality of jobs in low-wage labor markets / Eileen Appelbaum -- Retail jobs in comparative perspective / Françoise Carré and others -- Working at the wage floor : hotel room attendants and labor market institutions in Europe and the United States / Achim Vanselow and others -- Cleaning and nursing in hospitals : institutional variety and the reshaping of low-wage jobs / Philippe Méhaut and others -- Tough meat, hard candy : implications for low-wage work in the food-processing industry / Klaus G. Grunert, Susan James, and Phillip Moss -- Restructuring customer service : labor market institutions and call center workers in Europe and the United States / Caroline Lloyd, Claudia Weinkopf, and Rosemary Batt
Summary Low-Wage Work in the Wealthy World builds on an earlier Russell Sage Foundation study (Low-Wage America) to compare the plight of low-wage workers in the United States to five European countries - Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom - where wage supports, worker protections, and social benefits have generally been stronger. By examining low-wage jobs in systematic case studies across five industries, this international study goes well beyond standard statistics to reveal national differences in the quality of low-wage work and the well-being of low-wage workers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Labor market.
Labor policy -- Europe.
Labor policy -- United States.
Minimum wage.
Manpower policy.
Unskilled labor -- Europe -- Social conditions.
Unskilled labor -- United States -- Social conditions.
Wages -- Unskilled labor -- Europe.
Wages -- Unskilled labor -- United States.
Author Gautié, Jérôme, editor of compilation
Schmitt, John, editor of compilation
LC no. 2009018701
ISBN 0871540614 (paperback)
9780871540614 (paperback)