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Work in America; report of a special task force to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.


Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press [1973] .
ISBN 026208063X

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Other Authors United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Subjects Emploi -- Politique gouvernementale -- États-Unis.
Job satisfaction -- United States.
Job satisfaction.
Labor supply -- United States.
Labor supply.
Manpower policy -- United States.
Manpower policy.
Marché du travail -- États-Unis.
Politique de l'emploi -- États-Unis.
Satisfaction au travail -- États-Unis.
Satisfaction au travail.
Sociologie du travail -- États-Unis.
United States.
Description xix, 262 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-253).
Contents 6. Federal work strategies -- Pursuing full employment -- Manpower training -- Work and welfare -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix : Case studies in the humanization of work -- Notes -- Task force members -- Authors of commissioned papers and consultants to the Task Force -- Commissioned papers, by author -- Bibliography -- Index.
Foreword -- Letter of transmittal -- Summary -- 1. Introduction : Homo Faber -- Toward a definition of work -- The functions of work -- The change in attitudes toward work -- Who is dissatisfied? -- Sources of dissatisfaction -- What can be done -- a "social efficiency" model -- Extension of corporate responsibility -- 2. Problems of American workers -- Blue-collar blues -- White-collar woes -- managerial discontent -- The young worker -- challenging the work ethic? -- The minority worker -- Perspectives on women and work -- Older workers and retirement -- 3. Work and health -- Work and longevity -- Heart disease -- Work and other physical illnesses -- Work and mental health -- Conclusion -- 4. The redesign of jobs -- Recapitulation of the problem -- Solutions : reforms and innovations in the workplace -- Obstacles to the redesign of jobs -- The role of the trade unions -- The role of the government in job redesign -- 5. Work, education, and job mobility -- Worker retaining -- Education.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)636281
(OCoLC)ocm00636281
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