The Mismatched Worker / Edition 1

The Mismatched Worker / Edition 1

by Arne L. Kalleberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393976432

ISBN-13: 9780393976434

Pub. Date: 04/19/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In this provocative new study, Arne L. Kalleberg examines how the now-common expectation that a career should at once provide fulfillment, challenge, meaning, and financial success is creating a growing number of “mismatched” workers—workers who fit poorly with their employers or careers.
Each chapter frames a different type of mismatch and…  See more details below

Overview

In this provocative new study, Arne L. Kalleberg examines how the now-common expectation that a career should at once provide fulfillment, challenge, meaning, and financial success is creating a growing number of “mismatched” workers—workers who fit poorly with their employers or careers.
Each chapter frames a different type of mismatch and explores how each mismatch affects workers and their families. In addition to providing new insights into contemporary labor, The Mismatched Worker also suggests social strategies that might alleviate worker dissatisfaction while making organizations more efficient.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393976434
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/19/2006
Series:
Contemporary Societies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
1,309,680
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Mismatching People and Jobs     3
Matching People to Jobs: Concepts and Theories     31
Skills Mismatches: Overqualification     69
Skills Mismatches: Underqualification     99
Geographical Mismatches     127
Temporal Mismatches: Overworking     148
Temporal Mismatches: Underworking     173
Earnings Mismatches     195
Work-Family Mismatches     227
Reducing Mismatches: A Policy Agenda     253
References     287
Index     301

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