Public service employment; an analysis of its history, problems, and prospects. Edited by Alan Gartner, Russell A. Nixon [and] Frank Riessman. Introd. by Michael Harrington.
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Nixon, Russell A.,
Riessman, Frank, 1924-
City University of New York. New Careers Development Center.
National Conference on Public Service Employment (U.S.)
Civil service -- United States.
Manpower policy -- United States.
Service industries workers -- United States.
Service industries workers.
Praeger special studies in U.S. economic, social, and political issues.
xxi, 230 pages 25 cm.
Papers originally presented at a conference held June 1972, and sponsored by the National Conference on Public Service Employment, the New Careers Development Center, and Social policy magazine.
Includes bibliographical references.
1. Can services be humane in this society? can work be meaningful? / Frank Riessman : The liberal welfare state view and the radical critique ; The battle for the services ; Dangers -- 2. The historical development of the conception and implementation of full employment as economic policy / Russell A. Nixon : The taxonomy of full employment ; The concept of full employment- before World War II ; Before World War II: job creation towards full employment? ; Full employment in World War II ; World War II and the full employment goal ; The full employment bill versus the employment act- 1945-46 -- 3. How many jobs for whom? / Bertram Gross and Stanley Moss -- 4. A note on public service jobs and full employment for youth / Eli Cohen -- 5. The human service society- an ecological perspective / Arthur Pearl : Just what is full employment? ; Why talk about 161 million workers when 86 milion are inflationary? ; If 80 million U.S workers destroy the Earth, just imagine what twice that number would do ; Ecological imperialism ; Human service -- ecologically defensible ; What on earth would 100 million human service and other governmental workers do? ; Who would pay for all this work? ; Aren't you proposing taking in each other's laundry? ; Wage policy and a human service economy ; Racism, poverty, training, and credentialism ; Quality service, new careers, and other considerations ; Toward a new economics ; Some consideration of tactics and strategies -- 6. A feminist-humanist's concept of employment / Wilma Scott Hiede -- 7. A full employment policy for a public service economy: implications for women / Carolyn Shaw Bell -- 8. A feminist system education for a new public service / Audrey C. Cohen -- 9. Equality of sacrifice or opportunity? / Augustus F. Hawkins -- 10. Public jobs and the new economy / Robert Lekachman -- 11. The economic consequences of public employment / Melville J. Ulmer : Unemployment and public employment ; Unemployment and inflation ; How inflation is avoided: the dual labor market ; The required magnitude of public employment ; The work-life dichotomy and its consequences ; The myth of declining employment opportunities -- 12. Comment of a radical economist / Bennett Harrison -- 13. Public employment and the public service / Marilyn Gittell : Myths of public service employment ; Movement for reform: legal action ; Program reform ; The Emergency Employment Act of 1971 ; Potential for adjustment in civil service under EEA ; Other federal programs ; Public employee unions -- 14. "Merit" systems and workers / Sumner M. Rosen : Background ; Civil service ideology ; Politics of civil service ; New challenges ; Union impact ; Effects on minorities -- 15. Can unions transcend their own self-interest / Stanley Aronowitz -- 16. Manpower programs: the lessons of the 1960s / William Spring -- 17. Taking stock of the public employment program / Sar Levitan and Robert Taggart III : The national perspective ; The broader implications -- 18. Assessing the Emergency Employment Act (EEA) / Alan Gartner -- 19. The relationship of welfare and employment policy/ Susan Kinoy : Level of unemployment ; Size of welfare rolls ; Level welfare benefits ; Funding of welfare ; Unemployment insurance ; Description of the New York state work-relief laws ; Discussion of the present work laws: analysis of New York state social services law, chapter 102 ; Analysis of the public works program: New York state social services law, chapter 101 ; Conclusions -- 20. Jobs or work activities -- which will the poor get? / Martin Lowenthal -- 21. Work and the public service economy: the prospects for business as usual / Ivar Berg : Macro-organizational structure ; Micro-organizational structure ; Financial and control mechanisms ; Management strategy and tactics -- 22. Public service employment: potential dangers and possible directions / Frank Riessman : Countervailing the dangers ; A human service society ; Radical aspects ; Two dangers -- 23. Public service employment: vision or reality / Frances Fox Piven.
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