Households, Work and Economic Change: A Comparative Institutional Perspective

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This book argues that contemporary economic and political change make household level behaviour increasingly significant in the economy. The book investigates interrelations between household and economic change. The conclusions which emerge from these investigations are relevant to policy makers in both social democratic and neo-liberal countries. The comparative approach taken in the book is amenable to the application of institutional theory, which is used to analyse work. The results are interesting to ...
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Overview

This book argues that contemporary economic and political change make household level behaviour increasingly significant in the economy. The book investigates interrelations between household and economic change. The conclusions which emerge from these investigations are relevant to policy makers in both social democratic and neo-liberal countries. The comparative approach taken in the book is amenable to the application of institutional theory, which is used to analyse work. The results are interesting to students of economics, political science, sociology and geography, as well as to research and policy specialists from these disciplines.
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Argues that contemporary and political change make household-level behavior increasingly significant in the economy; investigates the interrelations between the household and economic change; and generates conclusions that are relevant to policy makers in social democratic and neo-liberal countries and to social scientists in a number of disciplines. Uses a comparative approach that is amenable to the application of institutional theory, which is used to analyze work. Produced by a team of English and Norwegian researchers who combined findings from a number of independent projects in their two countries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461378020
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Series: Recent Economic Thought Series , #57
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Economic and Social Change. Introduction: Institutional Transformation; Å. Mariussen, J. Wheelock. Part I: The Significance of the Household in Its Macro Context. 1. Perspectives on the Household in a Changing Economy; Å. Mariussen, J. Wheelock. 2. Behind the Lace Curtains; E. Oughton, et al. 3. Social Security, Employment and the Household; M. Hill. Part II: Economic Restructuring, Labour Market Change and the Household; Å. Mariussen, I. Stone. 4. British Market-Led Restructuring: A Case Study of Wearside; I. Stone. 5. Corporatist Restructuring: A Scandinavian Case Study; Å. Mariussen. Part III: Changing Lives and Livelihoods. Section A: Household Responses to Industrial Change and Unemployment; J. Wheelock. 6. The Family and the Social Division of Labour During Industrial Restructuring; A. Sande. 7. Gender Responses to Male Unemployment; Or, Is Andy Capp Dead? J. Wheelock. 8. Reflecting Flexibility: From the Security of Regular Employment to Coping with Casual Work; A. Karlsen. Section B: Changes in Family and Household Based Production; N. Ward, A. Wiborg. 9. 'Nationalisation' of Rural Households? New Teams for Old Tasks in Agricultural Households; A. Wiborg. 10. Economic Restructuring, Environmental Consciousness and Farm Family Succession in Britain; N. Ward, P. Lowe. 11. Survival and Flexibility in the Urban Small Business Household; J. Wheelock. Section C: Shifting Youth Transitions and Identities; R.Hollands. 12. From Shipyards to Nightclubs: The Restructuring of Young 'Geordie' Work, Home and Consumption Identities; R. Hollands. 13. Marginalised Young Men and Successful Young Women: Young People Entering Adulthood; T. Magnussen. Conclusions: Changing Economies, Changing Households; J. Wheelock, Å. Mariussen. Bibliography. Index.
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