The Causes of Structural Unemployment: Four Factors that Keep People from the Jobs they Deserve
Tables, Figures, and Boxes viii
1 Introduction 1
2 Shifting from Manufacturing to Services and Skill Mismatches 26
3 Transnational Corporations Enthralled with Outsourcing and Offshoring 53
4 Technological Change and Job Loss 82
5 Global Trade, Shareholder Value, and Financialization as Structural Causes of Unemployment 113
6 Fixing Structural Unemployment 142
7 Conclusion: Can We Trust Transnational Corporations? 173
Subject Index 214
Name Index 223
''The authors deftly integrate sociological, political, and economic perspectives to highlight the major changes in the structure of labor markets that are responsible for the upsurge in the structural unemployment and economic inequality that haunt the contemporary United States.''
Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
''The Causes of Structural Unemployment is a comprehensive look at the causes of long-term structural unemployment in affluent industrialized nations. It combines and illustrates how individual biographies are tied up to larger social and economic processes - how the single-minded focus on shareholder value and market manipulations destroys the labor market for good jobs.''
Kevin T. Leicht, University of Iowa
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