List of Exhibits
About the Authors
Chapter 1: Mapping the Contours of Work
Scenes From the New Economy
Chapter 2: New Products, New Ways of Working, and the New Economy
A Postindustrial Society?
The End of Mass Production?
The End of Organized Labor?
Chapter 3: Economic Inequality, Social Mobility, and the New Economy
Are Economic Divides Narrowing or Widening in the United States?
Are Career Pathways Opening or Closing?
Is the Global Economy Becoming More Flat or Bumpy?
Chapter 4: Whose Jobs Are Secure
Risk and Work: Historical and Comparative Views
How Insecure Are Workers in the New Economy?
The Costs of Job Loss and Insecurity
Responding to Insecurity: Old and New Careers
Chapter 5: A Fair Day's Work? The Intensity and Scheduling of Jobs in the New Economy
Time, Intensity, and Work
How Much Should We Work? Comparative Frameworks
Why Are Americans Working So Much?
Nonstandard Schedules: Jobs in a 24/7 Economy
How Americans Deal With Overwork
Chapter 6: Gender Chasms in the New Economy
When Did Home Work Become Nonwork?
Women’s Participation in the Paid Labor Force in America
Gender Inequalities in Compensation
Socialization, Career Selection, and Career Paths
Interpersonal Discrimination in the Workplace
Structural Dimensions of Gender Discrimination
Strategies to Bridge the Care Gaps: International
Chapter 7: Race, Ethnicity, and Work: Legacies of the Past, Problems in the Present
Histories of Race, Ethnicity, and Work
Magnitude of Racial Inequality in the New Economy
Intergenerational Transmission of Resources
Geographic Distribution of Race and Work Opportunity
Racial Prejudice and Discrimination
Race, Ethnicity, and Work: Social Policy
Chapter 8: Reshaping the Contours of the New Economy
Appendix: Legislative and Regulatory Time Line of Worker Rights and Protections in the United States